Windows Media Player Streams Video, Pictures to LG BD390 Player, but not MP3 Files--How can I get to Work?

I am successfully using WMP12 as uPNp server over wireless Network to stream video and pictures to LG BD390 Blu Ray Player.  However, while the BD390 shows audio file, on selection, it times out suggesting "Network Congestion Issues".   Is there a fix to this problem. 

By the way, Nero HomeMedia 4 Essential, which comes with Player, does play all media types, but seems to be messing up my Network in other ways.  I would prefer to get WMP12 to work.  I think Nero product uses WMP12.

 

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Last updated March 13, 2018 Views 5,939 Applies to:
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Hi GlenninNC,

Firstly, run the Network troubleshooter to see if it can help diagnose and solve your problem.

Open the Network troubleshooter by right-clicking the network icon in the notification area, and then clicking Troubleshoot problems.

When a network problem occurs in Windows 7, the Network troubleshooter helps to diagnose and repair the problem. For example, when you see some error messages such as “Page cannot be displayed” or “Server is not available,” you have the option of using the Network troubleshooter to identify the problem. To open the Network troubleshooter from network-related error messages, click Diagnose or Troubleshoot.

Refer the Microsoft Help and How-to article for more information:

Using the Network troubleshooter in Windows 7
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Using-the-Network-troubleshooter-in-Windows-7

Also, make sure media streaming is turned on and most importantly make sure you’ve selected music to be streamed under Windows Media Player streaming settings.

To turn on media streaming on your home network in Windows Media Player, do the following:

1. Click the Start button, click All Programs, and then click Windows Media Player.

If the Player is currently open and you’re in Now Playing mode, click the Switch to Library button  in the upper-right corner of the Player.

2. Click Stream, and then click Turn on home media streaming.

Turn on home media streaming won't be available on the Stream menu if streaming is already turned on.

3. On the Media streaming options page, click Turn on media streaming. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

4. Click OK.

Refer:

Getting started with media streaming
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Getting-started-with-media-streaming

After you set up media streaming, known as media sharing in earlier versions of Windows Media Player, you can choose which music, videos, and pictures will be available to stream on devices and computers on your network. You can also decide which devices will have access to your media.

Refer the link below for more info:

Change settings for streaming media in Windows Media Player
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Change-settings-for-streaming-media-in-Windows-Media-Player

Hope this helps!


Regards,
Gokul - Microsoft Support

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Hi GlenninNC,

Thanks for posting back. I am glad you’ve got your issue fixed.

Yes, it is necessary to turn on Internet Home Media Sharing so that computers in within the local network can access music, videos, or pictures, etc.

After you turn on media streaming, Windows Media Player will automatically detect any computers and devices on your private network that are able to receive media streams. You can stream media to all computers and devices on your network by default, or you can stream media to specific devices. Here's how:

1. Click the Start button, click All Programs, and then click Windows Media Player.
If the Player is currently open and you’re in Now Playing mode, click the Switch to Library button  in the upper-right corner of the Player.
2. Click Stream, and then click More streaming options.


 
Stream menu

3. More streaming options won't appear on the Stream menu until after you turn on home media streaming.
4. On the Media streaming options page, do any of the following:

•    If you want to stream media to all computers and devices on your network, click Allow All.
•    If you don't want to stream media to any computers or devices on your network, click Block All.
•    If you want to stream media to some computers and devices, click either Allowed or Blocked on the menu next to each item in the list of computers and devices.

5. Click OK.

The link below contains all the information related to streaming:

Change settings for streaming media in Windows Media Player
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Change-settings-for-streaming-media-in-Windows-Media-Player

Hope this helps!
Regards,
Gokul - Microsoft Support

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