Brand new to this, please help

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josh1095
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Brand new to this, please help

Post by josh1095 » Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:42 am

Hello,
I have a sony smp-n200 media streamer that i had been using succesfully for quite a long time on windows 7. It was a bear to set up the streaming.....i remember cccp codec and something about haali etc.... distant memories now.

Anyway, i'm on windows 10 now and, as expected, am running into a lot of problems streaming to my media server. I found out about UMS and have installed it, uninstalled, reinstalled. Same w latest java. It sees my sony box and a chromecast
However i am unable to see anything on my sony. My pc is grayed out and i can't see UMS anywhere.

Anyone know where i'm screwing up? I'm looking to stream .mkv and .avi movies.

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squadjot
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Re: Brand new to this, please help

Post by squadjot » Fri Mar 25, 2016 4:24 pm

Have you tried disabling windows firewall?

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Re: Brand new to this, please help

Post by DJWolverine » Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:49 pm

this may help,open UMS & under tab General Configuration uncheck Hide Advanced Options
close and restart UMS under Navigation/Share Settings many boxes can be unchecked as you
desire BUT in the Shared Folders section near the bottom you need to add the folders,drives
or directories where your files are stored....add as many as you like,then make sure that
each has a check mark in Include in New Media folder. Go to Status tab and Restart Server
and your media player should show up here,now when you start your media player it should
show any folders you've added....good luck

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Re: Brand new to this, please help

Post by josh1095 » Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:10 am

squadjot wrote:Have you tried disabling windows firewall?
Yes, i completely disabled the firewall to rule that out. UMS sees my media streamer but my streamer doesn't see my pc or UMS.

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Re: Brand new to this, please help

Post by josh1095 » Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:12 am

DJWolverine wrote:this may help,open UMS & under tab General Configuration uncheck Hide Advanced Options
close and restart UMS under Navigation/Share Settings many boxes can be unchecked as you
desire BUT in the Shared Folders section near the bottom you need to add the folders,drives
or directories where your files are stored....add as many as you like,then make sure that
each has a check mark in Include in New Media folder. Go to Status tab and Restart Server
and your media player should show up here,now when you start your media player it should
show any folders you've added....good luck

I'll check into this and report back. Thank you very much for the help, i have a feeling this is gonna be a long slog though!
If i could buy a streaming box that worked better i'd do it in a heartbeat. The sony box has been very good and transcodes mkvs natively, thus taking the load off my cpu/gpu. Had no issues with subtitles or anything but it was a nightmare to set up in windows 7 and it seems even tougher with 10

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Re: Brand new to this, please help

Post by valib » Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:49 am

To help you we need you to follow the instruction at viewtopic.php?f=9&t=556 at the General Help and Support forum. So your request should be made there not in the General Discussion

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