I’ve got some curious behavior in WMP 12 with MyCloud.
The MyCloud device shows up under “Other Libraries” in WMP.
I can select a file, drag it to the “Play to” feature,and send it to
my Samsung TV without any problem. However, if I proceed
to the “main WMP Library”, select a file, drag it to “Play to”,
WMP pauses and eventually gives the error "Failed to retrieve
media information from media server" even though the Samsung
TV is selectable. I’ve tried several fixes that are suggested on
the Internet (restarting the Windows Media Player networking service
and the UPnP service, changing sharing permissions on different
folders, etc.), but nothing seems to allow me to use the WMP “Play to”
feature successfully with my normal WMP library.
Is this a question better directed to Windows people, or is there a
Windows Media Player expert out there that can suggest some fix?
It’s a curiosity to me, not an urgent issue!