Originally Posted by spdong
You know, I'm not sure when this happened. I haven't tried to pull up network photos from the Blu-Ray player for probably a couple of months or more. I just noticed the problem yesterday when I was fooling around with it.
This DLNA "feature" seems to be very problematic. I wish the Sony could just access public areas from the home network and treat those directories like an attached USB Flash drive just play the files it intrinsically is capable of playing.
I have posted on a Microsoft Help forum to see if there's any answers from that end.
I just spent a day playing with Serviio as the media server (on a Windows 7 x64 machine) for my BDP-BX37. I'm incredibly impressed! It transcoded on the fly flash (flv) and AVI H.264 files that the player didn't want to recognize before either on USB or with various media servers. It even supported FF/RW for flvs. My Sony is now an almost perfect media player!
Serviio is the best media server I've come across yet by far and it's free!
JPEGs worked nicely as well with the latest firmware. No hassle, no fuss.
If you are running an x64 type operating system make sure that you have 64 bit Java installed FIRST as most people run 32 bit versions of their browsers (IE, Firefox, etc.)! You can get 64 bit Java form here (Windows x64):http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/ja...ad-513652.html
Then download and install Serviio:http://www.serviio.org/download
Now make sure that you open your Firewall for all 3 Serviio processes:
type "windows firewall"
select Control Panel Windows firewall
click Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall
check all three Serviio processes
Now start the Serviio console and push the "Start Server button if it's not already started.
Click refresh on the Renderer Profile and make sure that your Sony appears there as "Sony BD Player". If it doesn't likely something is still wrong with your firewall/antivirus.
Then on the library tab define your paths to your media files. I pointed to my NAS and it works very well. Beware it takes quite some time to build the database if you have a decent sized library.
Now enjoy the rediscovered youth of your somewhat dated player.