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Windows 7: dlna served media fails to play on WMC most of the time

13 Oct 2017   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
dlna served media fails to play on WMC most of the time

I serve up a few videos of recorded OTA TV programs. I use WMP after installing the codec pack, to watch on windows 7.
WMC is supposed to work, it sees the dlna server, but most of the time can not play the files.

Go to videos, select the shared folder, select the dlna server. All the file names appear. But frequently says unable to open file.
If using WMP, after installing win7 codec pack, it plays ok the dlna served media.

Even large multi gb video, WMP can open up quickly. I tried KODI as a test and it can instantly open the dlna media, but it is a pain to setup.
So I know the dlna server is serving media files.

So any ideas?

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 dlna served media fails to play on WMC most of the time

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