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How do I use the built-in DLNA server in Windows 8 to replace something like TVersity? I pose this question with multiple parts:

  • How is it enabled?
  • How do I add my folders?
  • How do enable sorting, to make is ez to find videos with my TV?

I have found that this is totally possible and supported in the release version of windows 8, however I found it way too limited (doesnt play mkv etc...) and have since purchased TVersity; it works very well.

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First search result in a Google search... – Xandy Nov 4 '12 at 18:12
Ah nice one! but they don't cover sorting or indexing of any kind. I think I need to get up-to-speed on DLNA. – Paul Gregoire Nov 4 '12 at 18:14
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You can use Windows Media Player can act as a DLNA Server

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I hear that it comes with a DLNA provider / server; or is that only for a certain version like "Pro"? – Paul Gregoire Nov 4 '12 at 18:07
Am I using the wrong term? I mean to read videos from my PC with my DLNA enabled TV; if my term is incorrect, do you know the right one? – Paul Gregoire Nov 4 '12 at 18:11
Aaaah OK you can use Windows Media Player for that. – Taylor Gibb Nov 4 '12 at 18:12

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