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Level 7

Roku Media Player no longer sees my media server

I set up Windows 10 media server, installed Roku Media Player, and it worked great!

Then, my power strip failed and I had to reboot everything. It's all set up the same way, but now Roku just says "Waiting for Media", and does not see my server.

What could have changed?  I did everything the same way, and now I get nothing. What can I check to see why Roku no longer sees my media server?  I know it's turned on and there are files in my library.

Please help!

Mark

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Re: Roku Media Player no longer sees my media server

Windows Media Services is miserable in general. Offers little transcoding, no metadata, and has issues like this. More than likely, your Windows firewall has lost its setting allowing Media Sharing to be available. If your computer suddenly thinks you're now on a public network connection (I've seen that happen before, especially if there was a power issue), the firewall is blocking access.

One of many reasons I use a different DLNA server than what Windows offers. 

Dan
Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.
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Re: Roku Media Player no longer sees my media server

Found a workaround - installed Plex server - works great!

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