1. jps71's Avatar

    I have windows 10 installed on my pc & overall I am very happy with it.

    I do though have on very annoying problem with it.

    I use a home group to play vid files through to my smart tv via wifi.

    Everything used to work fine on windows 8.1 but what happens intermitently now on windows 10 is that at times it just wont play files on my tv.

    To rectify it I have to turn my pc off then back on then it will work again.

    Also intermitently if the pc is left alone for a while (this can be any time from 20 mins to a few hours) when I go back to use the pc the internet doesn't work.

    Again I have to turn the pc on & off.

    I have the pc set so that it never goes in to sleep mode & every thing else I can find set so that it doesn't turn off or go in to sleep mode.

    Has anyone got any suggestions as to what the problem can be as I can not find any solution apart from rebooting the pc.

    Thanks jps71
    03-22-2016 07:14 AM
  2. pankaj981's Avatar
    I've never used homegroup but now I'm curious to try it. To share my media on the local network I use Plex, works great on my phone, tablets and smart TVs with Roku and built it app.
    03-22-2016 08:14 AM
  3. jps71's Avatar
    Never heard of plex I will have a look at it :)
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    03-22-2016 09:20 AM
  4. jps71's Avatar
    Looked in to plex & it sounds ok but also sounds like it can be complicated to set up.
    May be it me being a technophobe :)
    It appears though it wont work on my tv from the bits I have read about it.
    I will look in to other options to try to solve the problems I have.
    Thanks for your help :)
    03-22-2016 03:20 PM
  5. pankaj981's Avatar
    Plex is actually very easy to setup. All you need to do is install the client on your PCs, configure the app's media libraries by adding your media folders so other devices can access them on the local network.
    03-22-2016 07:52 PM
  6. jps71's Avatar
    Thanks for the info.

    I have had another look at plex & have set up the basics.
    My TV wasn't listed but I have installed the app & it seems to be working.
    Now to sort out the files.

    I am wondering though will Plex still work if my computer still has the intermitent problems I mentioned in my first post ?
    I guess I will find out :)
    03-23-2016 09:35 AM
  7. pankaj981's Avatar
    As long as your PC is ON and accessible on the network Plex should work.
    03-23-2016 11:00 AM

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