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Windows 7: DLNA Sharing Problem

24 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
DLNA Sharing Problem

I've been searching for a while now (Google, Sony, and here) and just can't seem to find the answer.

I recently purchased a new TV: Sony KDL-46XBR9 and have it networked (I do get streaming Netflix, YouTube, etc). I can also see my PC (specs linked below), but only a few folders show up for pictures and none for video. The TV specs state that it will handle jpeg up to 4096x4096, so that is not a problem.

On the PC, I have all media sharing settings allowed, my folders shared, and network discovery turned on, but I do not see the TV listed anywhere in my computer or my devices. It does show the Sony BDP-S470 Blu Ray as a media device, but the device does not share pix or videos.

My Xbox 360 is connected flawlessly as a Media Center Extender, but due to its reliability issues I don't like to run it more than needed for gaming. I didn't find anything stating that the TV could serve as an extender for MC. The weird thing is that it shows my PC and a few pic folders in the TV menu, but does not show the TV on the PC or network.

Do I need to find a DLNA driver (google just turns up warez downloads) or do I need a program like TVersity?

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27 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1

Still researching when I can... still no good answer

I am hoping that tonight I can test it with my son's Vista PC and my daughter's XP laptop to see if its a 7 problem or not. I know for sure that I've allowed everything in sharing and turned password protected sharing off. The TV just won't play ball.
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29 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1

Update: definitely not a 7 problem. The TV does not show up on the Vista or XP machines either, although each PC shows the other 3 PC's networked. I may have the network setup wrong and will have to research that a little better: every time I try to access another PC's files it requires a password that I don't have. When I set them all up, none of the user accounts had passwords associated with them. Still trying
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29 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I'd suggest TVersity or the PS3 media server (even though you dont have a PS3, DLNA should just work).

BTW, do setup the user accounts with passwords (accounts with blank passwords are generally not allowed access over the network, etc)
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29 Mar 2010   #5

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit

I agree with Packet there, "PS3 Media Server" served me well (since migrating my iTunes library was too much of a task to do and setting the Windows Media Player 12 was a god like effort compared to sharing in iTunes, thus I give up on it). If you're trying to make your TV to show up in the network, I don't think you can do that, it's a DLNA client, not a DLNA server, thus it doesn't need to show up on the network.

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