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Streaming Videos from Windows 7 PC to DLNA compliant HDTV

Posted by Edwin Smith to DVD & Blu-ray Solution
on November 30, 2012

Windows media center, built in Windows system by Microsoft, as the main function in home multimedia domain of Microsoft, the support of TV function is indispensable naturally. This article will show you how to stream Videos from Windows 7 PC to DLNA compliant HDTV for entertainment and it will offer you the detailed guide on how to set up a computer with windows 7 as a Database Management System for enjoying videos from PC to HDTV by Windows Media Player.


Preparation work

1: make sure your DLNA compliant HDTV and your PC are connected to your home network

2: the version of Window Media Player is Window Media Player 12 or later version


Step One: Window Media Player setting

Be sure that your entire source such as video, photo and music are in the right libraries which you want to share in your home group. Load Windows Media Player on your computer and click the “Stream” button, then select “Allow Internet access to home media…” to allows for videos, photo or music streaming to DLNA compliant devices.



In order to be safer, in general, computer advises you to click “Link an online ID” and input your Windows Live ID and password.



After all set up is finished correctly, now the Windows Media Player is approval for streaming and playing media on DLNA compliant HDTV


Step Two: Streaming PC videos to DLNA compliant HDTV

Streaming PC videos to DLNA compliant HDTV with your computer is as easy as ABC, just click on the video file you want to stream correctly, choose the TV under “Play To” option in your Windows Media Player.



Once this is done, check your wired DLNA HDTV, in general, some of the options appear on the screen of HDTV that asks you whether want to play the video, click“Allow” and your video should start streaming to your TV.




As we know, not all videos can be streamed from your computer to DLNA compliant HDTV, and here video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-4 and WMV 9) are recommended to you for DLNA video streaming. If you want to stream other videos like MKV, AVI, H.264 etc to DLNA compliant HDTV, in order to get a better watching experience, you can transcode the format to the some suitable video formats such as MPEG-1, MPEG-4 and WMV 9. Here iSkysoft Video Converter Ultimate is highly recommended to you, which uses CUDA acceleration tech and converts videos fast enough.

In addition, if you have collected some DVDs or Blu-ray DVD home, you may use Aiseesoft Blu-ray Ripper to convert Blu-rays and DVDs to PC hard drive and your PC a DMS for streaming to HDTV and other DLNA certified devices.

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