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Windows Media Player 12 'Play to' Sony GTV issue

Discussion in 'Google TV Help' started by mathi, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. mathi

    mathi New Member

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    Good morning!

    this might not be possible but in my mind it should be. On my Windows 7 PC I start the Windows Media Player and I can use the 'play to' function to play to any device on my wireless network. But the GTV device does not even show up so I cannot use the 'play to' function.
    Have you been able to configure this?

    Thanks in advance!
    Mathi
     
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    What you are attempting is not possible. You are attempting UPnP push. Google TV media player only supports DLNA which is based on UPnP but has a more strict set of specifications.

    A device can be DLNA compatible or UPnP compatible or both DLNA/UPnP. A DLNA device talking to another DLNA device are 100% compatible with each other because they adhere to the standard. A UPnP device to another UPnP device might not be totally compatible because they may do things differently. UPnP does not contain a strict set of guidelines.

    You need to setup homegroup sharing on Windows 7 or use some other thrid party media sharing application in Windows.
    Then you use the Google TV media player to go find the content being shared.
     
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    Hi Galfert!

    Thank you very much for the explanation and education!
    I appreciate it!
     
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    can you do this (home group sharing) on Vista home premium?
     
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    No edition of Vista has homegroup sharing. But you can always install a 3rd party DLNA sharing software. Try PS3 Media Server as a free alternative. And there others too if you search around. People seem to like Twonky also. And if you can upgrade your Vista computer to Windows 7 that would be better on more than one account. Vista is just not a very good OS. Windows 7 will make your computer seem like a new faster system.
     

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