I have to say, I was struggling with finding a media player that would do this and do that
and I discovered that Windows Media Player (so far) is the only one that does everything
I need it to. I have two Panasonic DLNA enabled devices on my network (MY television
and my Blu-Ray player) and it seemed each refused to play the majority of file types I tried.
Once I started using WMP, I could created and manage play lists from withing the media
player etc that I was originally spinning my wheels trying to get working in other programs.
One issue I originally ran into was: I have a very large "video clip" library I've accumulated
over the years and , I was running into the issue of the WMP playlists maxing out at some
number in the three hundreds. All you have to do is re-save the playlist or rename it as .m3u
and you can continue to add to your play list to your hearts content.
I'm still looking for something a little more cleaner/ professional looking that does the same thing only
It would be nice if you could sort and search the DLNA play window pops up once you've made your
selection in media player and tell it to play to your TV or whatever. (It's a separate smaller window at
that point) There's the move up, move down, and remove option. No Sorting. It would handy if you have big play list play to be able to search it or sort it by name or date So you can play something in particular next without having to scroll and stare at the window hoping to catch it as it goes by. That's my main complaint. Other than that. WMP is the way to go if you're having troubles getting the whole DLNA thing working the way you want it. I should mention I'm on Windows 8.1 so I'm using WMP 12.0.9600.
Sorry this is WAY wordier than I intended.
avs is place for me