I have a sony BDP-S570 wirelessly connected to my network.
I have a WD World Book ethernet to my network.
I am running win 7 on my pc and I have WMP12.
The PC and the WD communicate great and I can access what ever I want on the WD from both PCs in the house.
I have been trying to get the Sony to play media from the WD.
The sony connects fine to the internet and i receive content (netflix, youtube). It won’t connect to my media server. It seems to see it but it won’t connect.
When I try to connect to the server through the Sony I get this message on the tv screen:
“The server is currently starting up.
Start up may take a few minutes.”
Then after a minute the message changes to:
“Cannot start the server.
Wait for a few moments and then select the same server
or turn the media servers power off and on.”
I have gone through this process several times. I tried sony support and was guided through the same process and have gotten no where.
Sony support also wanted me to try to use my pc and wn media player to serv the files. I said that I wanted to serv them direct from the WD but I was willing to try anything in order to get the ball rolling. I was unable to get the Sony to find the PC or visa versa.
I am wondering if there is some sharing or networking issue that I need to be aware of.
I will say that I have never been able to get the discovery software to find my drive and so I had to map it using windows not sure if that matters.
Any ideas would be appreciated.