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TX-8050 / DLNA / using VLC player instead of windows player

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I would like to use vlc media player instead of windows media player but did not manage to run.
Maybe someone can give me a hint. Windows Media Player ist working properly - but is not very convenient.


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Hi RobertReklam,

the TX-8050 supports:

■Server playback
The receiver can play digital music files stored on a computer or media server and supports the following technologies:
• Windows Media Player 11
• Windows Media Player 12
• Windows Media Connect 2.0
• DLNA-certified media server

If the operating system of your computer is Windows Vista, Windows Media Player11 is already installed.
Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP can be downloaded for free from the Microsoft web site.
• The computer or media server must be on the same network as the receiver.
• Each folder may contain up to 20000 music files, and folders may be nested up to 16 levels deep.

Depending on the media server, the receiver may not recognize it, or may not be able to play its music files.

■Remote playback
• Windows Media Player 12
• DLNA-certified (within DLNA Interoperability Guidelines version 1.5) media server or controller device
• Setting varies depending on the device. Refer to your device’s instruction manual for details. If the operating system of your personal computer is Windows 7, Windows Media Player 12 is already installed. For more information, see the Microsoft web site.

VLC will not be supported

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