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wmp 12 "plat to" function

by lartomar2002 / July 6, 2010 6:31 AM PDT

i originally posted this in windows 7 forum but the reoly asked for info., that i do not know how to obtain so i thought i would simply my question and ask it here because i'm new to all of this media streaming stuff.
" play to" two problems
1st problem: "play to" is not available in right click function.
second problem: "play to" at the top of the right hand pane in wmp 12 does not detect my device even though it show in my local network sharing group. the device i am streaming to is a directv hr24-500.
thank

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" play to" two problems
!st problem: play to is not available in right click function.
second problem: play to at the top of the right hand pane in wmp 12 does not detect my device even though it show in my local network sharing group.
thank

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Re: play to.
by Kees Bakker / July 6, 2010 6:02 PM PDT
http://gizmodo.com/5146859/windows-7-windows-media-player-12-play-to-and-media-compatibility says about play-to:

What devices will work?
The reason things work so well in theory is that they all support DLNA standards for sharing content on a network. You right click a piece of content in Windows Media Player, select "Play To..." and up pops any and all devices that can be commandeered. The good news here is that any media "renderer"?be it a networked photo frame or a PS3?that ends up supporting the standard will be able to receive anything you hurl at it from your Windows 7 box, and you'll even be able to grab content from servers and other computers and play them on the renderer of your choice. The downside is that there will surely be good products that don't support the spec for one reason or another..

The thing to do now is to ask directv if their hr24-500 supports it. If it doesn't, ask when they will be offering a firmware update. If it does in principle, ask why it doesn't with you.
Please let us know the outcome of your enquiries.

Kees
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wmp "playto" function
by lartomar2002 / July 6, 2010 10:12 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: play to.

thanks kees, i was informed in another forum that the directv hr24 does not support the "play to" function. so that explains that. hope fully the western digital wd live tv media player will. i will keep you posted once i receive it and have it up and running.

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