Windows "Play To" and the Echo
I've been playing around with the 'Play To' feature of Windows Explorer (right mouse click a file, select Play To, and then the device.
I've gotten it to work with my 360/extender; various files play fine.
On the Echo, I get sound, but no video on the few files that I've tried so far. Sure it is a codec issue, but then, the Xbox 360 plays them. I am not going to muck with codec packs. This should at least work as well as the 360 in my mind.
On both the Echo and the Xbox, if the extender is playing Live TV, the Play To operation gets denied: 'Device cannot be controlled'. Not sure if anything can be done to change that, but it would be nice if the Echo popped up a message and allowed the 'Play To' media to be played.
Goal for all this is integrating my security cameras with my Media Center controlled TVs.