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Movie Properties on Roku Media Player

I have movies on my computer and I fill in the properties such as Title, comments, Year, Genre and Parental rating. I use Roku Media player to watch my movies on my TV. Sometimes, when I highlight a movie it will show all this information and other times it won't. How can I get it to show this information all the time.

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Re: Movie Properties on Roku Media Player

There's no control over metadata in RMP. If the data is available in a recognizable format, it will be displayed. Are you using the built-in Windows DLNA server? It's really limited in capabilities. Using something else as your DLNA server gives you far more control over everything. And of course a couple of media servers have dedicated Roku channels for their servers (Plex, Emby, maybe others) which offer something more like Netflix or Amazon. I use Serviio as my DLNA server and RMP as the player. But like I said, there are multiple options that are far better than using Windows as the streaming server. 


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