Originally Posted by whitesoxwin
As far as I know no one has been able to get the 220 to play back video from DLNA shares. We're all using SMB sharing via the 220's "map network drive" option as a workaround/alternative method for LAN streaming. Yes, it's pretty lame of Panasonic to release a player without an important feature working. Hopefully a firmware update will fix this.
As far as WMV goes - I'm pretty sure these players do not support that format.
Ok - Been using the Panny 220 since the end of last month. Finally got to the DLNA Home Network & Network Drive functions. Tried connecting to a Win7 PC which is correctly configured for sharing with plenty of WMV videos - the 220's Network Drive option connects to folder and responds with - There are no files in this folder which actually does contain several. Using the Home Network option, DLNA Client successfully connects but it only plays back the two sample video files that Win7 included - Landscapes & Wildlife in HD both files are .WMV.
So the bottom line is that the player does play .WMV video formatted files - albeit a version of WMV unbeknownst to me.
And the Panasonic product website - Here
states in the section about DLNA Smart home networking
"DLNA-certified Blu-ray Disc Players and Home Theaters are easy to use with your home network. Share and enjoy digital photos (JPEG), music (MP3, WMA) and videos (AVCHD, WMV) by simply connecting to a home network (LAN).
So the questions are how or can one convert a version of a WMV to the acceptable format and is there a reputable converter?