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Aspiring Expert
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Play a PC DVD via TV using ethernet (HomeHub 5)

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Hi experts/gurus
Not your run of the mill and apologies if I'm in the wrong place.

On my BT Home Network 192.168.1.254
One of my devices is my TV -
Viera Panasonic Viera L32G20
(  its connected via ethernet to the HH5 )
 I have a MAC and IP address .
Connection status : currently connected 

I want to play/stream media in windows for TV output

Is this possible? unsure how to configure that output

Do you know a user-friendly Media Player?

I recall playing media from 1 PC to another PC
using windows media player in a Homegroup

That's quite easy to do

This is more of a challenge


Thanks for your help

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Aspiring Expert
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Onto it buddy, thanks
do you have powers to move this thread to where it shud be ?
https://community.bt.com/t5/Connected-Devices-Other/bd-p/OtherBB
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Aspiring Expert
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thanks john

licq

my issue is 


1) I can't see what that manual says p.97 ( even on blow up ) pictures too grainy
2) using windows 10 -- all changed 

trying to find where in homegroup I can enter MAC address of VIERA TV
that will solve the problem, as the TV is set to search for media server

nearly there 🙂

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Aspiring Expert
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couple of annoying issues like:

can't tick "allow remote control of my player " in windows media player
and get that to stay ticked 
( this would enable VIERA device to be seen in media streaming options )

although set to private network 

I can't turn ON network discovery and SAVE that 
keeps going back to TURN off Network Discovery.

Hence lack of progress.

What am I missing guys?

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Aspiring Expert
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ok seems like i have options e.g

Install Plex or Serviio as free media servers 

if anyone can crack win10 media player

that'd be quite something -- 

( without I guess having to turn your ethernet connection to public )
which you don't really wanna do !

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I use serviio with windows 10 and works without a problem



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Aspiring Expert
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getting some results from Plex
very dependent on video format
TV can't handle mp4 
and converting to mpeg2 is not so easy
converting to DivX works better

Plex uses java , serviio does not 



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As your TV supports DLNA you should be able to right-click on a video file and use 'cast to' to send it to your TV in Win10.

Plex will play on any device the only question would be whether it needs to transcode or not but a TV that doesn't support MP4, (assuming the audio and video codec is OK as MP4 is just a container format and not a codec) is not really much use TBH.

The cheapest option for a streaming device would be a Chromeast or Amazon Fire stick both of which will play 1080p correctly encoded content from Plex/DLNA etc.

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