I've been trying to make my TV (Philips 46PFL9706T) stream content from my PC.
I tried two different media-servers, and I failed. So it's not that user-friendly as it might seem.
In this thread I would like to collect all knowledge and adviсes that anyone could give (I would also appreciate the help of Philips officials).
So, here are the main questions:
1. What MediaServer Software is the best one for Philips TV? (depending on OS)
2. What is the actual MediaServer Philips can officially recommend (I don't believe that thay made the DLNA option in TV without worriyng if their customers could make it work with anything. They should have made tests with specific servers).
3. What are the Firewall settings which should be applied on PC?
4. What are the network/routing settings that should be applied?
I would appreciate any help.
My experience with a 32PFL7605C12 with PTA01 is the following:
- Wifi Media Connect provided with the TV does not work. It is to slow
- Browsing via DLNA through PC and network HDD works OK for music/pictures/video
I did not need to setup or modify any SW or firewall
Did you already succeed to connect your TV to your home network?
Are your media files on the PC in shared directories?
When you use the option "Open PC" do you get a DLNA connection and see folders on your PC?
If you see media files, try to play them
hey momijigari; i dont know if there is "best" server but "twonky" or if you are more in settings "tversity" would be good servers, but there are indeed others, all with different option, tversity f.e. offers live transcoding so you can make sure the TV will be able to display every movie from your pc.
i dont know if philips recommend something but 2012 they work together with twonkly
for the software mentioned you will get a pop (if WIndows Firewall is active) if you want to allow the communication. for 3rd Party Firewalls, just kick them out, they are useless
upnp should be allowed in the network as dlna is based on upnp, some routers can disallow that
Thanks for reply and hint.
Originally Posted by Niels
I just tried to just make one folder shared in Windows (I've got Win7). But it didn't work for me.
I have this kind of a network
Internet --> Router
PC(via Ethernet) TV (via Wi-Fi)
Are you sure no network/firewall settings are required?
May be I should need to open some ports, or route them.
Question as I'm having troubles to access the content in my computer (windows Vista) all songs and pictures are visible, but i'm just not able to find the movies which I saved in the Video folder..
Is there a option to let the TV dig deeper in the computer files?
Btw, Today I will upgrade to Windows 7 and i'll expect to have a NAS with twonky within 3 weeks, I hope this makes it easier..
How do you check if upnp is allowed please?
Originally Posted by a_Tom
Look at the system setup of your router for UPNP
Should be Set to enabled.
Which router do you use ?
I have Gamebird NSW R3
Originally Posted by user0815
I dont have access to the router settings page since my network provider doesnt allow that, they set the router for the customers, so if I have to look there I cant see.
Thank you for your response
Oppps, that's beyond my limited skills. Apology.
Hello, I have change my PC with Window 8, and Philips Media Server can not run!!! PLEASE upload a new release for Windows 8 (and upgrade with mvk code and subs!)
So what media servers do you recommend for the best DLNA experience with Philips renders?
Originally Posted by Daniel75
Please confirm your full TV model and name of the media server software you are trying to use.
Originally Posted by MidnightManiac
Could you also please state your TV model?
You can refer to the user manual for your TV for a list of supported media servers for your specific TV model.
I use a BDP5600/12 Blu-ray player as render.
Originally Posted by Philips - Ina
All the manual says is:
"On your PC, install a DLNA-compliant media server application (such as Windows Media Player 11 or higher)."
I would greatly appreciate a list of supported media servers for my specific model. :)
Originally Posted by MidnightManiac
For Blu-ray related enquiries, please use the Blu-ray forum.
However, if your BDP manual does not state any specific media servers, then we do not have a list of supported media servers for this product. The best thing to do is try a few different ones to find one that suits your needs.
Try Serviio works very good