Originally Posted by A3tripod
... with respect to the player not supporting the WMP 'Play To' functionality, is there a viable alternative to streaming video from a media server to this Sony? I am so confused by all of this.
DRM causes all kinds
of weird functionality problems. The HW may be fully capable of playing a format, but playback is prohibited because of some paranoid fear of piracy. Not sure if that is the case here, but tasks which should
be very simple often require jumping thru all kinds of hoops.
Case in point: over the holidays we were visiting the in-laws, and I wanted to play some music which is stored on my MP3 player, but I did not have any portable speakers. So I plugged the mp3 player into my laptop, thinking I could play the music using the laptop's built-in speakers (okay, not the best, but speakers nonetheless).
Surprise.... although I could see
the mp3 files, I could not play them with any media player software. WMP offered only to "sync" with my player (whatever that
means). However, it was easy to just copy
all of the mp3's to the laptop hard drive and play them from there, then before we left I just deleted them.
This is somehow supposed to make our lives better?