NOTE: Additional Information is available when setting up a DLNA® server with a different computer operating system or media player.
By setting up your computer as a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) server, you can stream media, such as music, photos or video, over your network to a DLNA-supported unit. DLNA units include certain TVs, Blu-ray Disc® (BD) players, HiFi component systems and computers. Once the DLNA server and unit are set up and connected properly, the unit can access media from your Windows Media® Player 12 library.
NOTE: To determine if a unit supports DLNA, check the product specifications and manual.
Follow the procedure below to set up the DLNA server:
- You must be connected to a network for this procedure to work properly.
- If you are using third-party firewall or security software, you may have to configure it to allow the DLNA server access to your network.
- Configure your network location as Home or Work.
- Turn on Media Streaming .
After following the steps above Windows Media Player 12 will be set up as a DLNA server. The steps to connect to the server will differ depending on the features and functionality of the Internet video device. For model-specific information regarding how to access a DLNA server, refer to the manual supplied with the device.
If the Internet video device is unable to detect Windows Media Player 12 as a DLNA server after following these step, you may want to consider using a media server software to set up the DLNA server. The following is a list of suggested media server software:
- Serviio™ media server
- Plex™ media solutions
- Elgato™ Eyeconnect (Apple® Mac OS® operating systems)
- Twonky™ ecosystems
NOTE: The third-party software recommended above are provided for your convenience and should be used at your own risk. Sony does not support nor guarantee the reliability of unsupplied 3rd party software.