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How to Use Windows Media Player as a DLNA Server

by Christine Smith • Dec 03,2019 • Proven solutions

It is one of the best and the state of the art techniques to make sure that the TV or the other media is streamed onto the computer with ease and satisfaction. DLNA stands for “Digital Living Network Alliance” and it was the Sony Corporation which made sure that the platform is set for the user so that they can easily stream their favorite shows from computer to TV and vice versa. Several devices and the related equipment have since been developed to make sure that the user gets the best and the state of the art results in relation to the service. This tutorial will deal with DLNA in relation to the windows media player.

DLNA server

Part 1. How to use Windows Media Player as a DLNA server

When it comes to windows then no specialized equipment is required to make sure that the DLNA server is created and for the same reason it is also to be noted that the user should make sure that the windows media player is just there to get the issue resolved for the user. It is also to be noted that the user should also note that the process that has been explained here is fairly simple and the user can make sure that the issue has been resolved by the following the steps that have also been embedded with the screenshots to make sure that the process even becomes easier for the user. Windows media player has a functionality which makes sure that the other networked devices are not only communicated with but the streaming is also done in a smooth manner. It is the overall phenomenon of the Windows media player which makes sure that the user gets the best results in this regard and the overall solution is also provided to the users who are looking towards other programs to make their DLNA dream come true. To make sure that th user gets the best and the overall awesome results in this regard it is advised to make sure that the following process is followed completely to get the issue resolved ASAP without getting into much issue.

1. To make sure that the DLNA services that are built into the windows are activated the user should make sure that the path Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Media streaming services is followed to get going:

DLNA services

2. The media streaming service is then to be turned on to make sure that the user gets the best results. Although the term DLNA is not mentioned but the media streaming services make sure that the DLNA is what is referred to:

term DLNA

3. The streaming settings within the windows media player that have been embedded are to be customized as well to make sure that the user gets the state of the art work done within no time at all and the streaming operations are started with ease and satisfaction:

streaming operations

4. The windows media player has been setup as a DLNA server and the user can make sure that the DLNA server is also accessed on other devices as well. The examples include Roku, Airplay and Doku players that are now able to access the Windows media player to get or transmit streaming.

Part 2. What Is DLNA, And Is It Still Used?

As it has been mentioned before as well that the DLNA stands for “Digital Living Network Alliance” and when it comes to the subjected question the answer is that YES it is still being used and the other companies are making sure that the best and the state of the art services are used in this regard to make sure that the problem is rectified when it comes to streaming. The popularity of the phenomenon can be judged by the fact that despite its creation in 2003 i.e. over 12 years ago the product is still being delivered by number of companies and the windows media player continues to offer the service with quality and class. The other services that include the DLNA server are Xbox and Playstation which shows that the DLNA is still popular media when it comes to streaming. For precise info please visit http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/dlna-still-used/ to get all the ambiguities regarding the idea resolved.

Digital Living Network Alliance

Part 3. The new ways to stream videos from computer to TV

This is the most important part of this tutorial that would make sure that the user gets the best and the state of the art device names in this regard. The three new and the most advanced ways are as follows that would also allow the user to get a broad choice:

1. Doku

It is a streaming device that has even simplified the idea and the related phenomenon of the home network streaming and has made the things easier for the user. It is to be noted that the device costs $100 and for a normal home user this one time investment is nothing to make sure that the favorite shows and movies are streamed from the renowned sites directly to PC.

How to Use

The user of the Doku streamer is quiet easy as the user manual accompanies the device to make sure that the user does not get into issue of getting the setup in the best manner. The device is compatible with al the TV sets and the setting up is also as easy as 1 2 3 and that is all. The following image should be followed in this regard:

TV set

2. Roku

It is also of the best and the most advanced streamer which makes sure that the user gets the best and the state of the art results in relation to the overall maintenance as well as the streaming service that is being offered. Again the user can use the manual in this regard to make sure that the best and the state of the art services are not only used but the user also gets into no issues.

How to use

The set up of the Roku is too simple to follow as the complete instructions can be found on web. The URL http://techforluddites.com/roku-what-is-it-and-how-do-you-use-it/ is to be browsed to make sure that the user gets the state of the art features in this regard. To make sure that the user gets the best and the awesome setup the following pictures can be followed:

Roku

3. Airplay

Apple’s Airplay is also a built in technology which makes sure that the user gets the best and the state of the art results in relation to the streaming services. The process that allows the user to make use of the technology is the best and for the same reason it is to be noted that the user needs to make sure that the Apple Inc. support is also get in touched to make sure that the issue has been resolved in case of any issue and problem.

How to use

1. The control center is to be accessed onto the device to make sure that the user gets the process started

control center

2. The user then simple needs to make sure that the device to which the stream is required is selected to make the best use of the idea:

select as a DLNA server

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