"Play To" is what it is on WMP (windows media player) and DLNA serves up content but I'm left to guess you want to use your playlists and more.
In this case you probably just want to connect up your PC to your HT system in some way such as AirPlay with iTunes and some AppleTV or Apple gear connected to your HT system.
Setup is hard, but from my view, not nightmarish. The only time it gets hard is when your client is upset with iTunes, apple or microsoft and wants to create something new.
I will try and describe in detail what I am trying to accomplish with my home network.
On my (LAN):
- PC with Windows 7 (Wired)
- (AVR) Pioneer VSX-1122K Audio Video Receiver (DLNA Compatible, Wired)
I would like to use my PC to "Play To" my AVR, Playlists & single songs that I currently have stored on my PC. Please understand, I can current play music using my AVR to access my music files on my PC. I can also use Window Media Player to "Play To" my AVR, however the "Play To" player within Windows Media Player is very limited on functions, does not even have a "Shuffle" option, but it does have the "Play To" function.
I have looked till one eye has gone blind for another MP3 player with this "Play To" function and have not been able to find one. Does anyone know of one that has this function?
Also I am aware of DLNA media servers, but do they have the ability to do what I am trying to do? And they most all appear to be a nightmare to setup.
I know this is becoming a popular configuration with alot of the AVR's out on the market today.
Please, if anyone can help me out here, that would be greatly appreciated.