Originally Posted by gcoupe
Erm, I'm not sure what you're asking: "what is that called?"
Do you mean the negotiation to select the correct streaming format for the digital media renderer device, or something else? As far as I'm aware, that negotiation process is part of the DLNA spec.
The "Play to" feature of WMP12 is something that is actually an implementation of a feature contained in the DLNA spec
The "PlaysForSure" branding was something that Microsoft introduced (like the "Certified for Windows" branding) a while back, but I'm pretty sure that it's now dead
As has been answered, the Denon can stream from a NAS, provided that the NAS can provide the formats that the Denon can handle. However, using the Denon to navigate music libraries on a NAS is abysmally slow and frustrating. I much prefer to use WMP12 to navigate my album collection and use "Play to" to send the stream to be rendered on my Denon...
I am sorry it is so hard for me to explain what I am asking....LOL
-Denon will not play WMA Lossless off a thumb drive or a external hard drive.
-Denon will play WMA Lossless files if the are on a PC with WMP 11 or better.
-WMP converts these on the fly to PCM.
-PC will not convert these to PCM for an Oppo.
So....the ability of the Denon to play WMA Lossless doesn't reside in the Denon. It is a service of the PC. This doesn't work with every streaming device. So, it is a SERVICE on the PC that works with some (Denon 3808,PS3, Xbox 360) but not others (Oppo, TiVo). The NAME of that service is what I am looking for.
I guess another way to look at it.....is the Denon ASKING WMP to send it PCM versions of WMA Lossless? Or does WMP KNOW the Denon needs that, and handles it.
That conversion is what I am trying to pin down, so I can look for it streaming products and/or ask people like Oppo to implement it.
Hope that makes more sense.