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Hello, this is my first post. I am trying to stream pictures/video using Media Player to my a2000 and I receive a media not supported message from Media Player. I can see the file names on my TV (a 720p Panasonic) but the pictures don't display. The pictures are .jpg files and size does not matter. I tried sending a video downloaded from my camera and had no success. I searched the internet to see if a different file type, file name, or directory structure would work. It appears that streaming audio is tested in reviews but streaming pictures or video is not. Is this doable. Thank you for any input.
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Hello, this is my first post. I am trying to stream pictures/video using Media Player to my a2000 and I receive a media not supported message from Media Player. I can see the file names on my TV (a 720p Panasonic) but the pictures don't display. The pictures are .jpg files and size does not matter. I tried sending a video downloaded from my camera and had no success. I searched the internet to see if a different file type, file name, or directory structure would work. It appears that streaming audio is tested in reviews but streaming pictures or video is not. Is this doable. Thank you for any input.

What is an a2000 and what is your media player?
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I have a Yamaha rx-a2000 home theatre receiver and was trying to post in "the official yamaha rx-a1000,rx-a2000,rx-a3000". I am using Windows 7 Media Player to stream to my receiver on a wired home network. The audio works fine, video is not.
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No AV receiver that I know of supports streaming video. Some support pictures, but your Yamaha RX-A2000 only supports playing music files over the network or USB.

You can get a media streaming box with video support for $100 or less.
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From the network menu I can choose network radio,Napster or Input PC. Under Input PC I have the choice of Music,Video,Pictures or Playlists. I don't care enough about looking at pictures to spend $100 but I assumed that if it shows me the file names under Pictures that it should have the ability to show them. Do I need a media server with the right codec to access .jpg files over a network? The user manual says nothing and I was just trying to test all of the features available. I'm sure that the media server would be one of my choices under Input PC.
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Manuals typically don't go into a lot of detail about things the product cannot do. The RX-A2000 manual describes how you can play audio files over the network. The specifications at the back the manual lists the audio file formats that the receiver supports. While its not spelled out explicity that your receiver cannot stream videos or show pictures, the fact that the manual doesn't say anywhere that it can shoud tell you something.

The reason why you're seeing pictures and video when you browse for media over the network is because that's what your media server is listing as being available for streaming. Your media server is capable of streaming music, video and pictures, so naturally it makes all of these kinds of files available to clients. Since your client only supports streaming music, you should simply ignore the files your media server lists under the "Video" and "Pictures" categories.
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Thank you for your help and responding so quickly Ross Ridge.
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I have the same problem/question as triswimbikerun. I have a new Yamaha RX-V773WABL receiver. It is called / referred to as an AV Receiver. To me that's "audio"/"visual". It is network compatible. The advertising definately "suggests" it will stream video or photos, or at least deceptively eludes to it. It touts 3D, 4K pass through, DLNA compatible, AIRPLAY compatability with ipad, etc. It is network compatible. But I can't display my Windows Media photos (jpg) or videos (any format) on the TV screen.

The unit connects to my network, displays onscreen option selections for 'MUSIC", "PHOTOS", "PLAYLISTS", etc, and can see all files in the Windows 7 media server folders on the TV Screen. You can select / browse the folders and all music titles are displayed in white characters. However, all photos and video names are displayed " _gosted_ out", or displayed in grey. When you highlight them and press enter, NOTHING happens. No error message, no nothing.

What gives?? Does this thing NOT support "digital media" like the advertising / manual indicates???

Everything else about this unit is Fantastic! LG TV & LG BluRay connect beautifully via HDMI, with optical digital audio from TV fed back to receiver plays TV sound through 7.1 stereo speakers. All audio to Zone 2 (Deck) can be switched on or off independent of the other speakers or connected in 7.1 config with the party mode. Yahama Remote easily programed to control basic TV and BluRay functions. It's great, and sounds awsome.


But this video / jpg file thing is getting annoying.

Does anyone out there have an answer?

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For some reason "A/V streaming" is restricted to audio only on modern receivers (apart from perhaps Sony). It doesn't make any sense to me either. I have media player "boxes" (Roku and WDTV Live) that do stream video.
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Thanks Theresa.

You're right. It doesn't make sense. The Yamaha 773 even has an AirPlay sticker on the front. But AirPlay hasn't played streamed video yet either, even though my Android App has all kinds of functionality for it. Seems like I will have to use my cheap ($89.00) LG BluRay player to play YouTube / Videos etc on the TV via HDMI - since the high end Yamaha can't do it.

I'm going to make somebody at Yahama answer some questions.
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Thanks Theresa.

You're right. It doesn't make sense. The Yamaha 773 even has an AirPlay sticker on the front. But AirPlay hasn't played streamed video yet either, even though my Android App has all kinds of functionality for it. Seems like I will have to use my cheap ($89.00) LG BluRay player to play YouTube / Videos etc on the TV via HDMI - since the high end Yamaha can't do it.

I'm going to make somebody at Yahama answer some questions.

The WDTV Live media box plays videos from a networked computer or USB attached disk drive. I have one of these and it's pretty slick. The only drawback is it is not compatible with Amazon Prime.
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