I'm attempting optimize my setup between Windows Media Player and a SmartTV that uses Windows Media Player's playlist to display and stream files.
Even though my computer has the proper codecs and plays them in Windows Media Player, it ignores all default unsupported file types. This is making it difficult for me to add new folders into what's shared. (As it won't display the files that aren't WMV, AVI, etc.)
Is there a way to force Windows Media Player to associate and show all file types in it's playlist?
I'm able to get them to play and stream, I'd just need to either open each one manually from my computer, or trick WMP into thinking it's supported by renaming the file .WMV. (Which, is a tedious task.)
Just in case you still don't understand, I'm using WMP's Oragnize > Manage Libraries > Videos, then selecting folders with videos there. When I select the folder, it doesn't queue it because it's filled with "unsupported" types. (Even though it's supported.)
To make it clearer, this is not about file playing support. It's about getting the playlist to queue "unsupported" file types it doesn't like. All these files play just fine in WMP.