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Windows 7: Playing media to TV - My PC shows up if I select photos, but not video

12 May 2016   #1

Windows Home Premium 64bit
Playing media to TV - My PC shows up if I select photos, but not video

I was always able to choose "Media" on my Sony TV and watch videos off my hard drive. I could also play music and see photos, as long as all of these things were in a shared folder (which they were.) Then suddenly, when I choose "media", and choose"video" my PC isn't even on the list of devices. Another PC on the network shows up along with my phone, tablets and laptop. But if I choose "Photos", it DOES appear on that list, and I can see my photos. Also, it does NOT show up if I choose "music". Any ideas? What would have changed, and why does it show up as a source choice only for "photos"?

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13 May 2016   #2

Windows Home Premium 64bit

I have no idea what happened, but I restarted the PC and now it shows up on the media server list on the TV again.
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 Playing media to TV - My PC shows up if I select photos, but not video

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