Win10 DLNA can see folders but not video files, folder looks empty


  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
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    Win10 DLNA can see folders but not video files, folder looks empty


    I have streaming turned on. I have added my A:\Video directory where my videos are to my Video library. On my Roku TV, I see my windows DLNA server, and I see the VIDEO folder but cant see the videos, it looks empty even though there are 100 videos in it. Dont see any straight forward way to correct this.
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    Dual boot windows 10 Pro 21H1 & Win 7 Home Prem
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    Is the folder shown in the Video Library Locations? The easiest way to check and/or fix, is to open Windows Media player, Organize -> Manage Libraries -> Videos and then add the folder containing your videos. It will populate all the contents of the folder, and they should then be available to your DLNA devices
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    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
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    digifoss said:
    I have streaming turned on. I have added my A:\Video directory where my videos are to my Video library. On my Roku TV, I see my windows DLNA server, and I see the VIDEO folder but cant see the videos, it looks empty even though there are 100 videos in it....

    Welcome to Ten Forums. @skcusime is correct. When you have video streaming turned on, then only the videos that are listed in the Windows Media Player library will be seen when you look at the video server from your TV.

    If you can't get the video library to list all your files, an alternative way to watch videos is to start it playing from the PC rather than from the TV. You can right-click on a video file and use 'Cast to device' to send it to the TV.
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    Win10 x64
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    skcusime said:
    Is the folder shown in the Video Library Locations? The easiest way to check and/or fix, is to open Windows Media player, Organize -> Manage Libraries -> Videos and then add the folder containing your videos. It will populate all the contents of the folder, and they should then be available to your DLNA devices
    Thank you for posting this. I was having the same issue after upgrading my PC. I could not see any video files at all. I added them to WMP and boom, works now.
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    Windows 7 and Windows 10
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    Another thing to check is that these folders are not unchecked in Indexing Options. I had no idea that these were related, but unless they were checked in Indexing Options, they would show up as empty in This PC->Network Locations (Media Servers), and "Unresponsive" under each respective library in WMP. For example, when in WMP, right-clicking, Videos -> Manage Videos library.
    Last edited by mmortal03; 07 Sep 2021 at 16:13.
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