Windows Media Streaming from a Windows 10 Virtual Machine (Hyper-V) RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi Everyone,

    I have a Windows 10 computer which is setup for Media Streaming. Windows Media Player has relevant Library folders added, and streaming enabled. Using my Samsung Series 7 TV I have been able to view content (over an Ethernet connection) from the Windows 10 computer (regardless of whether or not WMP is on / off)...until recently!

    Recently I installed Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard onto my PC, and then using Hyper-V I added the 'Windows 10' computers as a Virtual Machine. When I power up the VM I am able to see other network shares in the Workgroup, and my Samsung TV can see the 'Windows 10' computer. However once I select the Windows 10 computer on the TV and then navigate to the 'Videos' folder I do not see any content...whereas before virtualization I did see content.

    I would once more like to play videos on my Samsung TV from my 'Windows 10' computer, but am uncertain of what to alter. Clearly virtualization appears to be the culprit...but how to overcome this new challenge?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Kind Regards,


    P.S.: I installed Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard due to studying for the MCSE so I have no intention of swapping back over again.
    Friday, July 8, 2016 12:58 AM


  • Hi Davo,

    >>However once I select the Windows 10 computer on the TV and then navigate to the 'Videos' folder I do not see any content

    Have you checked on the VM if the content exists?

    Is the Win 10 converted from physical to virtual?

    There are lots of posts about the issues caused by converting. I suggest you build a new VM and migrate the data.

    Considering people here are not familiar with the configuration of Media Streaming, I suppose you could post in Win 10 forum for better help:


    Best Regards,


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    • Proposed as answer by Leo Han Friday, July 15, 2016 5:18 AM
    • Marked as answer by Leo Han Monday, July 18, 2016 8:49 AM
    Friday, July 8, 2016 3:16 AM