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How to setup on "Media Server" on Windows Developer Preview?

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  • All DLNA media servers will be paired and will appear under this "Media Server" folder. The DLNA Media servers (DMS's) can now be browsed and searched like read-only shared folder on another machine.

    Quick way to check this out is having another Windows 7 machine connected to the same private home network with WMPlayer sharing turned on. This Win 7 machine will appear under the Media Server folder.

    On public or domain joined network the server will not be auto-paired. To pair DMS servers on these networks, use Control-Panel -> Add devices and printers and select the DMS server and select next.

    Friday, September 16, 2011 12:24 AM
  • If you look at the "Building Windows 8" Blog below from Steven Sinofsky, there is a section pertaining to Windows Media Center.
    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/09/02/reflecting-on-our-first-conversations-part-2.aspx

    Steven Sinofsky stated, "Media Center will not be part of the first pre-release builds" in the Windows Developer Preview.

    Thanks,

    Marilyn

    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 11:14 PM
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  • You do know that "Media Center" and "Media Server" in the DLNA sense are completely unrelated things, yes?

    There is DLNA Media Server support built into the current preview.  This is the technical name for what is surfaced as "Play To" support.

    It is rather irksome for me that it works less well than the Win7 Play To support with my particular TV, and as such I'd love to figure out how to contact the team working on DLNA, but I've not found any appropriate blog or forum thus far.

     

    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 8:21 AM
  • iwanderer,

    This link below will give you more information about Play To option on Windows Developer Preview.

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

    Here is snip of document I think you are looking for.

    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:

    ü WD Live Hub (firmware version: 2.07.17)

    ü Onkyo AV Receivers (Windows 7 Certified models)

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

    ü Metro style apps with Play To Receiver functionality

    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 1:44 PM
    Answerer
  • Hello Blake,

    I totally misread the question. And thought I read "Media Center". I apologize for the mistake.

     

    Thanks

    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 4:28 PM
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