Find Out How you can Use DLNA on Windows 8

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The use of DLNA is mostly restricted to stream content all across various devices. This may be used within the newest OS. It works rather well with Windows 8 drivers. However, you will need to change the network sharing settings DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance). This happens to be a non-profit group having over 250 alliance members constituted in 2003 by Sony. This is meant to let interoperability in order to share digital media in between various consumer devices such as TV, computers, printers, and phones as well as other multimedia devices. Instructions to make use of DLNA on Windows 8 are given below.


  1. Start off with these instructions by opening the Charms bar. This can be done by moving your mouse pointer over the right corner of your screen. You may also choose to press Windows key + C on Start screen in order to open the Charms bar. Select “Search.
  2. Following which, you have to type “Control Panel” in the Search box which is provided on the Search button. Click on the Control Panel icon on the left side of the screen.
  3. It is then required that you click Hardware and Sound.
  4. If you happen to be using the Home Group feature for the very first time, you will be required to choose what you want to share
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    in case another computer has chosen to create a homegroup which you wish to join. You have to change Advanced Sharing settings. Click on the Change advanced sharing settings link.

  5. Click on the “All Network” tab followed by choosing “Media streaming options.”
  6. If you find that media streaming is not turned on, you will be prompted to turn it on. To turn it on, click on the Turn on Media streaming option. You will see that the Media Streaming Options opens. Give a name for your Media library. Choose Show devices on: All networks and choose your desired settings.

If the device happens to be DLNA certified, numerous digital devices having different technologies or different architectural designs will connect with each other. DLNA certified devices make use of Plug and Play or UPhP for Media Management.

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4 Responses to Find Out How you can Use DLNA on Windows 8

  1. Kater says:

    I have recently upgraded to Microsoft Windows 8 and now I am having problems in setting up DLNA setup for my current operating system which worked well with Windows Vista previously. I am not getting the movies played with the DLNA files for my Panasonic blue-ray player in spite of the icons for these displayed. Could you please tell me why this happens and help me fix this issue?

    • admin says:

      This issue could be fixed by modifying the DLNA movie file locations as these changes the database file settings upon replacement. You may copy the files from the current location to a temporary location on the hard disk and then move it back to their original location. It is very easy as you could just drag a fairly large number of files at a time to do this, and also to move them back.

      • Kater says:

        Thanks a lot for the quick response here and that worked right for the MPEG2 files. But, this didn’t work with the MP4 AND M4V formatted DLNA files. Is there any other possible ways to fix this issue? Please reply to me at the earliest as most of the movie files I have is in the later formats.

        • admin says:

          These issues occur due to file sharing permission problems in general. You may right click on the desired folder containing DLNA files and select the option Share followed by Specific people; select the option saying Everyone from the list displayed. Hit Add button and you would get the permission level as Read for Everyone .You may click on the Share button. Hope this works for you.

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