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windows media player

Postby joeluca » Sun May 30, 2010 6:16 pm

Can the Roku stream videos from Windows Media Player to my TV? I tried entering media player but got no results.
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Re: windows media player

Postby kc8pql » Sun May 30, 2010 7:16 pm

joeluca wrote:Can the Roku stream videos from Windows Media Player to my TV? I tried entering media player but got no results.

No, won't do that. There are several private channels that will allow you to stream video from your computer though.
See Roksbox, Sunimi Channel and My Media threads on this page. None of them are exactly plug and play though.
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Re: windows media player

Postby Village Idiot » Mon May 31, 2010 6:00 am

I would recommend the Sunimi channel the guy who runs it is very helpful.
I had to use Picasa3 to do my pictures which was a pain to set up.
But the Sunimi side of it went very smooth. All FREE too.
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Re: windows media player

Postby joeluca » Mon May 31, 2010 6:09 am

I'm not tech savvy so I need plug and play. Are there any units similar to Roku that I can watch Media Player on my tv?
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Re: windows media player

Postby kc8pql » Mon May 31, 2010 7:05 am

joeluca wrote:I'm not tech savvy so I need plug and play. Are there any units similar to Roku that I can watch Media Player on my tv?

The closest thing to what you want would be one of the Media Center extenders, but even they will require third party software and often transcoding to play your own video. The easiest way is to just connect a computer directly to the TV, using it as a monitor.
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