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Windows 7: Adding Categories to DLNA?

06 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Adding Categories to DLNA?

My understanding is that Windows 7 uses a DLNA server to host media to other devices on the network.

Has anyone found a way to alter the pre-defined categories that Windows organizes the shared media into? I'm not sure if this would be a library setting or a server setting.

I have a Sony SMP-N100 and it streams recorded TV well from my media center box, running Windows 7 x64. The issue I have with the sony device is finding what I want to watch. The Sony device is pretty limited in filtering and sorting. It would be wonderful if there was an option to view by date recorded rather than the few that Microsoft has setup (All TV, Series, Genre, and Folder). When you go to one of the categories the Sony device only shows the episode name. So in 'All TV' category it's kinda pointless...

I included a screen shot of how media player shows the DLNA categories for Recorded TV.

Thanks for any help!

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10 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Sorry to do this, but any suggestions?
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10 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

havent tried 7's dlna - i'm using the (free) samsung app.

options for you: rename the episodes to have the full episode name?
alternatively, can you choose to browse by folder on the device?
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10 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Problem is my the Sony media player doesn't look at file names, just at the 'Episode Name' tag. And Windows Media Center drops all recordings in the same folder. I guess I could write a script to put the recordings in a folder based on the record date. Not sure if Media Center would scan sub-directories though, thanks for the input!
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10 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

if you arent averse to trying out another app, try out the samsung pc share app. (it's free and will work with any dlna client device...)
another option is ps3 media server (again, dont let the name fool'll work with any dlna client)
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10 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thanks, I will look into them.
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