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trouble using PlayTo in Metro style app to send video to DLNA enabled device

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  • Hi, 

    I trouble using PlayTo in Metro style app to send video to a DLNA enabled device (Asus O!PLAY).

    There're several scenarios I had tried:

    1. Windows Media Player (a desktop app) works fine with another computer with Windows Media Player and O!Play.

    2. Metro style app works fine using PlayTo to send/receive media files with another Metro style app and Windows Media Player, and vice versa.

    3. problem... Metro style app does not able to recognize O!Play for PlayTo list.

    and I notice that O!PLAY is "Not Windows Certified", is that a potential problem?

    Thank you!


    Jerry

    Wednesday, May 23, 2012 9:01 AM

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  • Jerry,

    The PlayTo experience in Metro is limited to Windows 8 certified PlayTo devices.  The Desktop experience will continue to support all DLNA DMR devices.

    Also see:

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=27412:

    Play To Receivers for Developer Preview

    Play To for Metro style apps is designed to work with only Windows Certified Play To Receivers. The Windows Certification program for DLNA devices helps ensure that these devices deliver a great consumer experience with Metro style apps. We are in the process of working with a number of device manufacturers to deliver these devices in conjunction with the next version of Windows.

    Only the below list of Play To receivers are supported in the Developer Preview. For scenario testing/validation from apps the easiest solution is to use Windows Media Player on another PC on the same Private Network. Other available devices are:

      WD Live Hub (firmware version: 2.07.17)

     Onkyo AV Receivers (Windows 7 Certified models)

     Windows Media Player (on Windows 7 and the Windows Developer Preview)

     Metro style apps with Play To Receiver functionality

    Best Wishes - Eric

    Wednesday, May 23, 2012 6:35 PM
    Moderator

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  • Jerry,

    The PlayTo experience in Metro is limited to Windows 8 certified PlayTo devices.  The Desktop experience will continue to support all DLNA DMR devices.

    Also see:

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=27412:

    Play To Receivers for Developer Preview

    Play To for Metro style apps is designed to work with only Windows Certified Play To Receivers. The Windows Certification program for DLNA devices helps ensure that these devices deliver a great consumer experience with Metro style apps. We are in the process of working with a number of device manufacturers to deliver these devices in conjunction with the next version of Windows.

    Only the below list of Play To receivers are supported in the Developer Preview. For scenario testing/validation from apps the easiest solution is to use Windows Media Player on another PC on the same Private Network. Other available devices are:

      WD Live Hub (firmware version: 2.07.17)

     Onkyo AV Receivers (Windows 7 Certified models)

     Windows Media Player (on Windows 7 and the Windows Developer Preview)

     Metro style apps with Play To Receiver functionality

    Best Wishes - Eric

    Wednesday, May 23, 2012 6:35 PM
    Moderator
  • Has the device list being updated for Play-To/DLNA support?

    R/T is somewhat handicapped if there is no desktop media player available for legacy DLNA support

     
    Thursday, October 25, 2012 1:39 AM
  • I see that the WD Live Hub is certified, but not the WDTV Live Streaming Media Player (which I have). As far as I can tell these are essentially the same device except the WDTV Live Streaming only serves as a receiver, not a server (no hard drive). Is there any chance of the WDTV Live Streaming Media Player becoming certified in the future?

    I would really like to be able to stream Xbox Music to it, so using Windows Media Player to stream to it (which works perfectly) doesn't satisfy.

    Sunday, October 28, 2012 7:20 AM