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post #151 of 791
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Originally Posted by Al Sherwood View Post

Actually that shouldn't be a problem, even if the laptop comes up with a new IP address, once it starts the PC Share Manager services it should locate the BD player.

If you like you could assign static IP address to the BD player and see if that makes a difference, but as you say this hasn't been talked about much if at all because it shouldn't be an issue.

IT is clear that the router sees the BD player and assigns an IP address, but there is a problem regarding communication between the PC Share manger software and the BD player's application.

I suggest you try one of the 'other' DLNA server choices like serviio or JR Media Center on your laptop to test the BD's response.

If they can't talk to the BD player then you know the problem is with the BD player, if they can you could use them or completely de-install PC Share Manager and re-install (you could even try this first)... BTW see the post below, there is a new version of PC Share Manager (4.1) available from Samsung US

I probably have exhausted all options now. Installed the latest 4.1 version after uninstalling the previous version and rebooting the system. Assigned static IP to both the ethernet card and Blu-ray player. Also, to make sure they are able to talk to each other I pinged the blu-ray ip from my laptop and it worked fine but still it doesn't show up in the "Set Device Policy" options. I also downloaded the serviio and shared a test folder in that but still blu-ray doesn't detect anything.

Also, I have got a Samsung TV also LN46C550 and I connected that too with the LAN wire and assigned a different static IP to it. That at least shows up in my Windows Network but still not in the PCSM. I strongly think that there is some setting in Windows Vista or my router that is preventing the PCSM to see other devices in the network.

I'll be calling the SAMSUNG tech support soon ... aaahhh!!!!
post #152 of 791
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Originally Posted by phatka View Post

I probably have exhausted all options now. Installed the latest 4.1 version after uninstalling the previous version and rebooting the system. Assigned static IP to both the ethernet card and Blu-ray player. Also, to make sure they are able to talk to each other I pinged the blu-ray ip from my laptop and it worked fine but still it doesn't show up in the "Set Device Policy" options. I also downloaded the serviio and shared a test folder in that but still blu-ray doesn't detect anything.

Also, I have got a Samsung TV also LN46C550 and I connected that too with the LAN wire and assigned a different static IP to it. That at least shows up in my Windows Network but still not in the PCSM. I strongly think that there is some setting in Windows Vista or my router that is preventing the PCSM to see other devices in the network.

I'll be calling the SAMSUNG tech support soon ... aaahhh!!!!

When asked about being able to see the devices, I was thinking from the perspective of the router itself, if you can ping the device then the connection and the ip address are good.

So do you actually see them in the router clients table? What kind of router is this?
post #153 of 791
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Originally Posted by Al Sherwood View Post

When asked about being able to see the devices, I was thinking from the perspective of the router itself, if you can ping the device then the connection and the ip address are good.

So do you actually see them in the router clients table? What kind of router is this?

Yes, they are visible in the router DHCP client table. I have a D-Link DIR-615 Wireless N Router.
post #154 of 791
Have you guys tried if adding media from an external hdd connected to the pc works in this new version of PCSM?
post #155 of 791
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Originally Posted by phatka View Post

Yes, they are visible in the router DHCP client table. I have a D-Link DIR-615 Wireless N Router.

That is strange, the only other suggestion I can make is to try a different PC, I know that may not help with your current laptop but at least it might help you to confirm that PCSM will work with the rest of your set-up...
post #156 of 791
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Originally Posted by vida69 View Post

Have you guys tried if adding media from an external hdd connected to the pc works in this new version of PCSM?


Do you mean the response from PCSM: "Can only share folder items"?
post #157 of 791
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Originally Posted by Al Sherwood View Post

Do you mean the response from PCSM: "Can only share folder items"?

Yes that. Im guessing its not. THis was another reason why I switched to serviio.
post #158 of 791
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by vida69 View Post

Yes that. Im guessing its not. THis was another reason why I switched to serviio.

Vida69 - what are you using Serviio with? TV or Blu-ray player.

I agree Serviio is shaping up to be far superior but the one thing that keeps me using PCSM is the jog back/forward and jump to time feature which I have not got working with Serviio ang Blu-ray player.
post #159 of 791
Thread Starter 
For those not aware Serviio 4.0 with transcoding is now available. I posted a profile for that works on the Samsung Blu-ray players (BD-C5500 and HT-C5500) in the Serviio transcoding forum.
post #160 of 791
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Originally Posted by BritInVA View Post

Vida69 - what are you using Serviio with? TV or Blu-ray player.

I agree Serviio is shaping up to be far superior but the one thing that keeps me using PCSM is the jog back/forward and jump to time feature which I have not got working with Serviio ang Blu-ray player.

Yes im using my blu ray player. BD-C5500.

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Originally Posted by BritInVA View Post

For those not aware Serviio 4.0 with transcoding is now available. I posted a profile for that works on the Samsung Blu-ray players (BD-C5500 and HT-C5500) in the Serviio transcoding forum.

Can u please provide a link? What are you transcoding? I have not found any problems playing any file as of yet. SO far happy with my blu ray player, except for not being able to play embedded subtitles, which atm im manually extracting the srt's off the movie and renaming them. Hopefully a samsung fw fixes this or perhaps serviio can surprise us one day. (fingers cross)
post #161 of 791
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by vida69 View Post

Can u please provide a link? What are you transcoding? I have not found any problems playing any file as of yet. SO far happy with my blu ray player, except for not being able to play embedded subtitles, which atm im manually extracting the srt's off the movie and renaming them. Hopefully a samsung fw fixes this or perhaps serviio can surprise us one day. (fingers cross)

Serviio link is in post #2

A few files I had issues with were MKV with MPEG2 video and AVI with AVC video.

Neither would play via PCSM but will work with the Serviio and Profile posted here.
post #162 of 791
PCSM 4.1 Direct download link, maybe wanna add this to post #2? http://org.downloadcenter.samsung.co...5312/setup.exe
post #163 of 791
Thread Starter 
It looks like when you use Serviio with a transcoded file the jog & move to timestamp will not work.

Here is my current Serviio profile for Blu-ray player:

Code:
And my testing of the jog & move to timestamp function:

Video
AVI-Xvid-MP3: OK
AVI-AVC-AAC : No (trancoded)
MP4-AVC-AAC: OK
MKV-AVC-DTS: OK
MKV-AVC-AAC: OK
MPG-MPEGv1-MPEGv1: No (trancoded)
MPG-MPEGv2-AC3: OK
MPEG: MPEGv1-MPEGv1: OK
WMV-VC-1-WMA: OK

Audio
MP3-MPEGv1: OK
WMA-WMAv2: OK
post #164 of 791
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Originally Posted by Al Sherwood View Post

That is strange, the only other suggestion I can make is to try a different PC, I know that may not help with your current laptop but at least it might help you to confirm that PCSM will work with the rest of your set-up...

I tested it with another laptop running Windows XP ... still the same problem, the PCSM is not detecting the Blu-Ray player on the network even though I can still ping it.
post #165 of 791
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by phatka View Post

I tested it with another laptop running Windows XP ... still the same problem, the PCSM is not detecting the Blu-Ray player on the network even though I can still ping it.

Have you been in touch with Samsung?

I'd be inclined to return the player and get a new one.
post #166 of 791
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Originally Posted by BritInVA View Post

Have you been in touch with Samsung?

I'd be inclined to return the player and get a new one.

I haven't got in touch with Samsung yet. Will probably do so in the next few days. If as a last resort I have to return and get a new Blu-ray which one will you recommend ... the same BD-C5500 (I don't have a need to wireless player as long as it can be connected through the LAN wire) or some other considering I have a Samsung TV too.
post #167 of 791
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by phatka View Post

I haven't got in touch with Samsung yet. Will probably do so in the next few days. If as a last resort I have to return and get a new Blu-ray which one will you recommend ... the same BD-C5500 (I don't have a need to wireless player as long as it can be connected through the LAN wire) or some other considering I have a Samsung TV too.

I have no problems (as do others) with my BD-C5500 or HT-C5500 so if your happy with the features I'd say get another. This way you have rulled out both the PC and they player..... that then leaves your network.

What router do you have - its possible still there is a setting preventing them from talking together.
post #168 of 791
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Originally Posted by BritInVA View Post

I have no problems (as do others) with my BD-C5500 or HT-C5500 so if your happy with the features I'd say get another. This way you have rulled out both the PC and they player..... that then leaves your network.

What router do you have - its possible still there is a setting preventing them from talking together.

BritInVA, I have a D-Link DIR-615 Wireless N Router. I tried looking through the various options and they seem OK to me ... UnPnP is enabled, etc.
post #169 of 791
Thread Starter 
Yeah, looks like only the UPnP setting is only applicable setting..... have you checked the router firmware version?

Something else to try (if you have one or know someone who can loan you one to test with) is plug a switch in front of the router and then plug the PC & Player into the switch which 'should' avoid traffic going via the router (providing its a true switch). That's how my network is set up.
post #170 of 791
I was very tempted by the BD-C5500 but this forum is changing my mind. My main concern is the media streaming; can it stream from a simple Windows file share or do you really have to use DLNA software? I don't want to be messing around with DLNA when in my experience a simple file share produces much better results. Every other media player I've had has been able to use file shares.
post #171 of 791
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Originally Posted by dovestar View Post

I was very tempted by the BD-C5500 but this forum is changing my mind. My main concern is the media streaming; can it stream from a simple Windows file share or do you really have to use DLNA software? I don't want to be messing around with DLNA when in my experience a simple file share produces much better results. Every other media player I've had has been able to use file shares.

It won't use windows file shares. Really wish it did tho.
post #172 of 791
hello,

i have a UN55C8000 and i connected my TV to the network successfully using a linksys WET610N bridge (through my wireless router). So currently my TV can utilize the internetTV apps (youtube, google maps, etc...) w/o any issue. But I cannot get AllShare to recognize my PC , TV says 0 devices found when accessing AllShare on the TV. I do have PCSM installed and configured Device Policy under share manue. My PC sees the TV via PCSM but TV does not see any devices when i go to allshare, disabled both anti-virus and firewall but it doesnt help. I tried J River and made sure I have DLNA Server selected in Options, and within Advanced select both DLNA and DLNAExtra, but still the same issue , "No devices found". I can ping both my bridge and TV by ip from my PC w/o any issue. UpnP is enabled. Any suggestion?
post #173 of 791
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Originally Posted by phatka View Post

I probably have exhausted all options now. Installed the latest 4.1 version after uninstalling the previous version and rebooting the system. Assigned static IP to both the ethernet card and Blu-ray player. Also, to make sure they are able to talk to each other I pinged the blu-ray ip from my laptop and it worked fine but still it doesn't show up in the "Set Device Policy" options. I also downloaded the serviio and shared a test folder in that but still blu-ray doesn't detect anything.

Also, I have got a Samsung TV also LN46C550 and I connected that too with the LAN wire and assigned a different static IP to it. That at least shows up in my Windows Network but still not in the PCSM. I strongly think that there is some setting in Windows Vista or my router that is preventing the PCSM to see other devices in the network.

I'll be calling the SAMSUNG tech support soon ... aaahhh!!!!


Hi phatka, sorry for my english, it isn't well , but maybe I have a solution for you. I had EXACTLY the same problem as you (with one different - TV could not connect to PCSM, not BR player).
TV - LE40C550, router - some TP-Link (don't remember in this moment what model is), Vista Home Premium and PCSM v4.1 from Samsung site (recommended for this model on Samsung site), original Samsung wireless adapter.
Ping from PC to TV - works fine, network test on TV - works fine, TV-router connection - work fine, every firewalls (Vista & router) I've turned off and still nothing.

2 days configuring and restarting router, PCSM and TV will not take any effect. After this I've uninstalled PCSM v4.1 and install PCSM v2.30 and from this time it works VERY FINE. It shows TV in Set Device Policy tab, even if I made changes like set ip address manually, SDP tab refresh itself immediatly. Turning on firewall on router and Vista doesn't change anything. I use secure network (WEP-TKIP-AES with key) and everything works perfectly fine.

Try this solution cause v2.30 is stable and doesn't make annoying .mta files in movie folders. Also v2.30 display thumbnails on TV correctly (btw v2.33 which is currrently allowed to download from Samsung site in a software tab for B series LCD TVs have a bug - thumbnails are not displaying on TV).

I hope this post will be helpful for you.
Greetz from Poland
post #174 of 791
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by cudencuden View Post

hello,

i have a UN55C8000 and i connected my TV to the network successfully using a linksys WET610N bridge (through my wireless router). So currently my TV can utilize the internetTV apps (youtube, google maps, etc...) w/o any issue. But I cannot get AllShare to recognize my PC , TV says 0 devices found when accessing AllShare on the TV. I do have PCSM installed and the PCSM does see my PC, i set the state to allow but it doesnt help, disabled both anti-virus and firewall but it doesnt help. I tried J River and made sure I have DLNA Server selected in Options, and within Advanced select both DLNA and DLNAExtra, but still the same issue , "No devices found". I can ping both my bridge and TV by ip from my PC w/o any issue. UpnP is enabled. Any suggestion?

Within PCSM have you 'Set the Device Policy'? Its under the Share menu?
post #175 of 791
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Originally Posted by subdate View Post

Hi phatka, sorry for my english, it isn't well , but maybe I have a solution for you. I had EXACTLY the same problem as you (with one different - TV could not connect to PCSM, not BR player).
TV - LE40C550, router - some TP-Link (don't remember in this moment what model is), Vista Home Premium and PCSM v4.1 from Samsung site (recommended for this model on Samsung site), original Samsung wireless adapter.
Ping from PC to TV - works fine, network test on TV - works fine, TV-router connection - work fine, every firewalls (Vista & router) I've turned off and still nothing.

2 days configuring and restarting router, PCSM and TV will not take any effect. After this I've uninstalled PCSM v4.1 and install PCSM v2.30 and from this time it works VERY FINE. It shows TV in Set Device Policy tab, even if I made changes like set ip address manually, SDP tab refresh itself immediatly. Turning on firewall on router and Vista doesn't change anything. I use secure network (WEP-TKIP-AES with key) and everything works perfectly fine.

Try this solution cause v2.30 is stable and doesn't make annoying .mta files in movie folders. Also v2.30 display thumbnails on TV correctly (btw v2.33 which is currrently allowed to download from Samsung site in a software tab for B series LCD TVs have a bug - thumbnails are not displaying on TV).

I hope this post will be helpful for you.
Greetz from Poland

Interesting that they have different versions of PC Share Manager, but all I can find is either v4.1 or v2.33, where can I get v2.3?

Thanks!
post #176 of 791
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Originally Posted by subdate View Post

Hi phatka, sorry for my english, it isn't well , but maybe I have a solution for you. I had EXACTLY the same problem as you (with one different - TV could not connect to PCSM, not BR player).
TV - LE40C550, router - some TP-Link (don't remember in this moment what model is), Vista Home Premium and PCSM v4.1 from Samsung site (recommended for this model on Samsung site), original Samsung wireless adapter.
Ping from PC to TV - works fine, network test on TV - works fine, TV-router connection - work fine, every firewalls (Vista & router) I've turned off and still nothing.

2 days configuring and restarting router, PCSM and TV will not take any effect. After this I've uninstalled PCSM v4.1 and install PCSM v2.30 and from this time it works VERY FINE. It shows TV in Set Device Policy tab, even if I made changes like set ip address manually, SDP tab refresh itself immediatly. Turning on firewall on router and Vista doesn't change anything. I use secure network (WEP-TKIP-AES with key) and everything works perfectly fine.

Try this solution cause v2.30 is stable and doesn't make annoying .mta files in movie folders. Also v2.30 display thumbnails on TV correctly (btw v2.33 which is currrently allowed to download from Samsung site in a software tab for B series LCD TVs have a bug - thumbnails are not displaying on TV).

I hope this post will be helpful for you.
Greetz from Poland

Wow ... that's pretty interesting. I can give it a shot but where do I get to download the v2.3, as on the samsung website only the newest version is available now.
post #177 of 791
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Originally Posted by BritInVA View Post

Within PCSM have you 'Set the Device Policy'? Its under the Share menu?

yes. and my TV shows up in the device policy list. So i dont know what the issue is. The PC sees the TV via PCSM, but TV is not seeing PC via allshare. May be i should try older version of PCSM, as recent posts suggests v2.30 seem to work
post #178 of 791
I've found link to v2.30 in my browser's history. I've downloaded PCSM from //http://www.marerocce.it/share/pcsharemanagersetup2.3.exe

I hope i'm not violating any rule by posting this link above. It's multilingual setup.
post #179 of 791
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Originally Posted by subdate View Post

I've found link to v2.30 in my browser's history. I've downloaded PCSM from //http://www.marerocce.it/share/pcsharemanagersetup2.3.exe

I hope i'm not violating any rule by posting this link above. It's multilingual setup.


Thanks!

I may try this version as well... heck I may even go on holidays where ever that site shows!
post #180 of 791
There's a few versions on the site in the faq in post #2

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Q) Where do I find the PC Share Manager Software
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As sometimes new versions can break whats working here are current & old versions:
- Samsung PC Share Manager
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