I'd like windows media player always running in background for dlna

I love I can use a device to control my music using dlna servers, but I don't want just to enter my library, I want to make a pc play a file that is in a different device using a third device without touching the pc. To make it possible windows media player has to be running. So I'd like windows media player always running in backgroung, at least the dlna. is it possible?

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If I understand your question, the answer is yes. There are DLNA control
programs for devices like iPhones/iPadds and probably Windows Phones (not sure)
that allow you to specify a server and a renderer. I have several of these
programs on my iPhone. I can select a Windows Computer and Play To my DLNA
Samsung TV or WDTV Live, etc.
 
What is the third device you want to add ?
 
 
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Sorry, I'm positive i didn't explain my problem in the right way. I use a dlna app on my phone, and it works properly. I love I can control my pc without touching it but to make it possible Windows Media Player must be running on my pc, so I have to open it before to use my dlna app. What I want is to make Windows Media Player running on my pc always as a service, in background, this way if my pc is on i can control it.

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Windows Media Player itself does not need to be running. You have to turn on
some streaming options in WMP which will setup the network services you need.
The process is the same for W7 and W8. You check two boxes from the Stream menu.
 
 
see the first screen shot - check the bottom two boxes. (only 1 is shown as
checked in the screen shot).
 
 
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if I don't launch windows media player I can enter my library and use my files, so I can play for example my music that is in my computer's hdd listening it from my phone, but I cant make my conputer play something using my phone as a controller. I'll make an example to make you understand because I know I'm not able to explain it in the right way.
On my phone I installed skifta
It requires 3 teps:
- select the source
- select the player
- select the media from the source
easy
I select the source, it is not important which one
now I have to select the player
if windows media player is open i can select my pc, otherwise the pc is not included in the list.
this is not a skifta problem, it is this way using every dlna device and it is confirmed on microsoft website.
I selected everything in the flow menu in windows media player but it must be running to open the windows media player remote control, if you don't open it you can see your pc just as media source thanks of sharing settings in control panel.

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On all my computers, I have enabled streaming as per that web article. I do not
have to have WMP open for things to work properly. I use PlugPlayer on my
iPhone. I can select a computer where WMP is not currently running as a source
server and several devices as the Player. The only time the Player needs to be
open is if I select another COMPUTER as a player.
 
If you are indeed trying to play to another computer/any computer, then yes, WMP
needs to be running. The best advice I can give you is to put WMP in the Startup
Group.
 
 
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exactly, as I said I can select it as a source but not as a player if windows media player is not running and it seems stupid to me because if I have to go to the pc to open it I can select what I want from the pc directly instead to do it with my phone, I'm in front it to open wmp. If I put wmp in the startup group it opens the window directly so it works...but I have the window and if I close the window clicking on the x the remote control is again unavailable. What I want is it as a service, running in backgroung, it is posible to use my pc as a source, I can open and close everything but I'll have my shared folders and media because it is runnig as a service. I'm asking about the same thing but in the oppositive way. If I close the program (WMP) some services can still run. Many programs do it, if I close emule's window emules continue to work, skydrive works even if the app is close, Mail works, because the window is closed but services are open and in some cases you can see the service beside the clock with volume and other services. Is it possible to do it with windows media player? If it is not possible I really suggest to make The most important microsoft player able to link with every device always in input and output, even because microsoft is trying to make a os oriented to smart, share and comunity but it is not possible to send a so little command if I don't open a window. It seems strange to me

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well, it isn't strange if you use the analogy that if you have a Consumer
Electronics device, you couldn't send media to it unless it was turned on.
 
In this case, WMP=the device, not Windows itself. It isn't possible to run WMP
as a service in the manner you wish.
 
Best I can do. Good luck.
 
 
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WMP is not a device but a software inside a device, I don't think this analogy can work because as I said windows is an operative system walking toward smart, share and comunity and WMP is its official software for media services, and however it is like to say that skype is a device and if you close the window you don't receive messages, it is crazy, we are talking about a computer and what I'm asking is extremely easy and normal, especially in this period of informatic history where even phones have this kind of services. Anyway I understood it is not possible. I really suggest to microsoft to implement this service. I hope they will listen my requests and the requestes of other people.

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Hi!   
  Did u  ever find a solution for this problem?

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No, I'm really sorry, I'd really love to have a solution!!! I found only applications, but if you close the reader window it closes the dlna service too.  I really suggest to microsoft to do something good and create this "stupid and easy to write" service.

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