WMP11 and DLNA

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by bof, May 25, 2009.

  1. bof

    bof Guest

    I'm trying to get WMP11 to act as a video server for my DLNA TV (Sony
    Bravia KDL40V5500U.

    I can get WMP11 to serve up still photos OK and also audio MP3s to the
    TV, but when I select a folder that contains video files I'm simply told
    "There are no items to display". I've tried the following formats .avi
    ..ts .mpg .divx .mov .flv .wmv, none of them show up.

    Anyone able to serve up video files from WMP11 to any other DLNA
    certified TVs?

    The WMP11 PC is running XP Pro connected via a 100Mbit/s wired
    connection to the TV.
    bof, May 25, 2009
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    Andrew E. Guest

    Locate the file,R.click,select "open with",select WMP..Or,go to Help in upper
    task bar,select "search for media files".
    Andrew E., May 26, 2009
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  3. bof

    bof Guest

    Thanks for the reply. WMP11 can see the video files, is associated with
    the extension in Windows, has them in its library and can play them
    locally without problem. The problem is specifically when trying to use
    WMP11 as a DLNA server, and the problem is only with video files, stills
    and audio are OK.
    bof, May 26, 2009
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    rak Guest

    I have a Pioneer Pro 151FD that is DLNA compliant and it works with WMP11.
    I have had some problems, however. One of the main ones seems was that
    video files that are not supported by the tv (e.g. dvr-ms) in the folder you
    are trying to view will cause an error. In my case, it is "unable to
    acquire list." It is also important that the video and audio be acceptable
    to the tv. In other words, the resolution and audio codec need to be on the
    list of those supported by the tv. You might try setting up one new folder
    to share, put one video in that folder, navigate to it with the tv and see
    what happens. Once you can get that one to work, mimic the settings to your
    main foldler.
    rak, May 26, 2009
  5. bof

    bof Guest

    Thanks, I'll give the one-video-file-at-a-time a go
    bof, May 26, 2009
  6. bof

    bof Guest

    Thanks, good thought, I'll have a poke with WireShark and see if I can
    see anything in the conversation from the TV that might give me a clue.
    bof, May 26, 2009
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