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Allshare and DLNA problem

by bonjurkes / September 7, 2011 7:14 AM PDT

I am having 2 different issues with my new Samsung 40d5000 led tv.

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Be sure your router firewall is off.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 7, 2011 7:23 AM PDT

It blocks such things too often.

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router solution doesnt work
by bonjurkes / September 7, 2011 7:42 AM PDT

Both laptops use same router, so shouldn't be an issue about it but turned off all firewall settings of router and still same

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Then other firewalls.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 7, 2011 7:48 AM PDT

There is a discussion about more than one play to source and issues about that but the files not showing continues to be either content that is not compatible (that's a longer discussion) or is not accessible to the server software app.

For example on my machine I opted to "make my files private" and by doing so block the access to such a server app.

Sadly this stuff is fairly technical and requires consumers to do a lot more than plug it in.


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Allshare and DLNA problem
by RamsellSam / February 19, 2012 2:15 AM PST


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Your solution saved my day
by angyy10 / September 3, 2012 4:16 PM PDT

Wow, the uncompress workaround really works!!!

I found that if you wish your files stay compressed, you can include the folder as library in Windows Media Player, then Allshare will be able to pick it up as well.

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by dmitche3 / December 16, 2012 3:25 AM PST

I spent weeks trying to figure this out. I contacted SamDUNG and they had no knowledge of it. The tech support probably was the same monkeys that are typing out the works of William Shakespeare.

I could only see the folders under SamDung's AllShare server until the video and mp3 files were uncompressed. Sad
I just wish that I could have found this thread before lossing my mind.

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Try different dlna server
by Coldboots / February 19, 2012 10:27 AM PST

The Allshare PC software from Samsung works for me but there is software out there that is much better for sharing and transcoding content. Try Serviio, you will find that it will automatically transcode content that does not play natively on either the D or C series tvs. You still need to set the folders that you have content in to make them visible to the Allshare in the tv firmware.

From your description it sounds like the laptop that does not make the folders content visible most likely shows up as just your laptop on the tv. Try the "a" button (red one) on the remote to see if there is a different DLNA server other than the default WMP server. The Allshare software should show up as a different DLNA server.

When I boot up my Windows 7 pc my tv sees three different servers. Windows media player DLNA, Allshare (on the PC) and Serviio. Windows media player is essentially useless, PC Allshare sends content that will play but is useless for some content...Serviio does everything well and the current version, .6.2 has internet radio and video capability with full transcoding to correct settings for all Samsung series tvs and BD players.

On my laptop I run Linux with Serviio only, so it does everything without confusion or another useless native DLNA server like the one built in to WMP getting in the way. Grin

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Don't use AllShare
by Andy Holman / February 19, 2012 2:23 PM PST

Agree with Coldboots - use another DLNA server such as Serviio or Mezzmo (my favorite) and you wont look back. Uninstall AllShare - it's terrible.

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Regional Settings
by mkaradas / November 28, 2012 3:09 AM PST

I tried everyting from adding exceptions to firewall policy, disabling firewall, completely uninstalling firewall, changing compatibility mode, setting privilages as administrator, etc. None worked. The solution is kind of odd, yet it worked for me: changing regional settings format to English !

Hope it helps someone who is looking for a solution Happy

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by EzerchE / February 13, 2013 5:22 PM PST
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Thats it! Thank you! This is the solution Happy Resolves the Empty Folder issue for me.

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