Originally Posted by stevepow
There are multiple issues here:
1) There is typically no "Music" folder shared by a Windows Computer. When I look at the list of "devices" the Oppo shows, I see my Computer listed as XPS15 (that's what I named it). If I click on it, I see Music, Videos, Photos folders. The problem is, those shared folders are nonsense - they don't exist and no matter what name and password I supply, I get errors - likely because the shares are bogus - I have no idea where the Oppo is getting this from. The SMB problems mentioned above must be causing it. I have a NAS SMB server that works fine.
Moreover, none of the shared folders I have created or those shared by Windows show up in the list....So DO NOT click on your_computer_name
or the Music, Videos, Photos folders that show up under it - it's all fake.
OK, so what then....
2) The correct and easy way to share Music with Win7/Win8 (and I just tried this with both systems) is to (and this may all be setup by default for all I know - I don't remember doing it specifically):
- "Open Network and Sharing Center"
- "Change Advanced Sharing Settings" (should be near top left)
- "All Networks" section
- "Choose Media Streaming Options..."
- You will see a name for You Media Library - by default it is your username, for me "stevepow" - you may change this if you want to
- You will also see a box with a list of all devices on your network - if you do not see "OPPO BDP-105" in that list, then the Oppo and your PC may not be on the same network - it has to show up in that list or nothing will work. You may need to go back to the previous page and make sure Network Discovery is ON. Then come back to this list. The list may take a moment to populate - give it a few seconds....
- Check the box "Allowed" for the Oppo.
- Click NEXT
- Now you get to choose what is shared to other devices - at the least, you will want to share Music....maybe videos and pictures as well.
- Click NEXT
- You may see something about a HomeGroup Password or be asked to create one - do this and continue. This information though is not needed by the Oppo
Now that all of this is done. Go back to the Oppo and select the network. There should be a name in the list like this: XPS15:stevepow: (but it will be your_computer_name:username: - or the name of the Media Library if you changed it above). Select that and you should be able to browse and play your music files.
3) To use MediaMonkey as a DLNA Server, read this: http://www.mediamonkey.com/wiki/index.php/WebHelp:Setting_UPnP/DLNA_Media_Servers/4.0
4) Media Monkey cannot "play to" or push a file to the Oppo. But it can be a server like the Windows server you set up above and the Oppo should be able to browse the MediaMonkey Server and play the audio files.
Let me know if you have any questions - this should be really easy to set up.