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Windows 7: Trying to share PC to blu-ray, can see folders, but no files

19 May 2013   #1
LifeOfRiley2

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 
Trying to share PC to blu-ray, can see folders, but no files

I'm trying to set up DLNA sharing from my PC to my Sony BD S390 blu-ray. I have a Netgear WNDR4000 router, and both the PC and blu-ray are hard-wired to it.

When I try to access the music files through the blu-ray player, it sees the shared library I created, and the folder names in my music library are visible (artist, album, etc.), but when I click through those, no files come up.

I've tried setting everything I can to allow sharing, and even turned the firewall off, but nothing has worked. One thing I have noticed is that when I right click on a folder or file and go to "Share With," after I change the setting from "Nobody" to "homegroup," it doesn't do anything. If I go back and click again to the same file, it will come up as sharing with "Nobody."

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.


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20 May 2013   #2
1pcman

Win7 64bit, Win7 32bit, Win Server 2008/2003
 
 

You need to load software on your computer to share the directories you want your blueray device to see. I have the same setup on my computer at home so that I can download movies and music and play them on my Samsung blueray player.

Go to this website, Serviio media server, and download the FREE program. You then tell the program what folders you want all of your devices to see. It is very simple. Good Luck!
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20 May 2013   #3
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LifeOfRiley2 View Post
I'm trying to set up DLNA sharing from my PC to my Sony BD S390 blu-ray. I have a Netgear WNDR4000 router, and both the PC and blu-ray are hard-wired to it.

When I try to access the music files through the blu-ray player, it sees the shared library I created, and the folder names in my music library are visible (artist, album, etc.), but when I click through those, no files come up.

I've tried setting everything I can to allow sharing, and even turned the firewall off, but nothing has worked. One thing I have noticed is that when I right click on a folder or file and go to "Share With," after I change the setting from "Nobody" to "homegroup," it doesn't do anything. If I go back and click again to the same file, it will come up as sharing with "Nobody."

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
In order to share folders from a Homegroup machine with other machines or players not included in the Homegroup you will need to use the "Everyone" share in the Homegroup style share settings, picture of this setting below. You need to right click the folder, choose "Share With" then "Specific People" then click on the drop down list and add "Everyone" read/write access as desired.


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