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Windows 7: WMP "Play To" not working from one of my computers

04 Mar 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
WMP "Play To" not working from one of my computers

My network has quite a few devices on it, so I won't bore you with the layout.
But the main topic of my issue is that I have two WD TV Live Streaming devices. My laptop is Windows 7 Ultimate 64. When I choose "Play To" on a media file to stream to either of the two devices, it says "Contacting network server" and then eventually errors out. I have gone through numerous things and all the "usual" stuff to try, but it errors out. I've reset all devices and computers, router, etc. Nothing seems to help. I also have a desktop Windows 7 Ultimate 64 and it can "Play To" absolutely fine.

Aside from the uPNP and Windows Media Player Network Sharing service, what else should I be looking for? I don't know what could be different that is preventing this from working on one system.


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04 Mar 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

OK, I tried playing a file off the local laptop via right click --> play to -->
and it works. However, if I try to play a file from a mapped drive, I get "failed to initialize playlist."
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 WMP "Play To" not working from one of my computers

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