If you put one of the .wma files on a USB thumb drive and plug it directly into the TV does it play? My Sony TV doesn't support .wma files.
Just for testing purposes. How about if you drop an .mp3 in your music library and see if it can be seen over DLNA?
Yes, a wma plays from a thumb drive. I kind of thought it would as it played from the Windows Home Media Server in a wma format. Windows Home Media Server is pretty much a brown paper bag DLNA server, that offers no transcoding and is primarily intended as a server side companion to Windows Media Player.
Pretty much all of my Sony devices will play wma files. Our Samsung TV will not and the only file type thus far I have tested that successfully plays from it is FLAC. Likewise, I found FLAC to be the only file type that would play from DirecTV DVRs or receivers.
Great minds think alike, as my step was as you suggested about adding a small directory of music files in a different format. I was already in the process of doing do when I noted your message. Initially, I started with the FLAC format. The FLAC formatted files did display on both the Roku and the Sony Home Theater receiver. So we made some progress, as that wasn't occurring with wma formatted files. The FLAC formatted files would also play on the Roku DLNA client. However, they would not play on the Sony, with it returning a message to the effect the file(s) were corrupted. It should also be noted that when the Sony lists the contents of a directory/library,it also depicts the format in the file icon. The FLAC formatted directory/library files were being transcoded to mp3.
Next, I replaced the FLAC directory/library files with the same files formatted in mp3. Again, the mp3 formatted files did display on both the Roku and the Sony Home Theater receiver. They also played on the Roku DLNA client. However, again, they would not play on the Sony Home Theater receiver with, again, an error message returned to the effect of corrupted files.
Additionally, the wma formatted directory/libraries display their contents on the Emby Server Home page and they also play normally on a PC from the home page. So the Emby server package is failing to process wma files correctly, as it is related to the DLNA server component.
I'm gathering the Emby DLNA server does not simply pass-thru directory/library file contents, but performs some type of transcoding upon---even when the source file is the same format as transcoded output format---at least the profile that was being selected/assigned to the Sony Home Theater Receiver i was utilizing.
I'm probably going to have to get up to speed on creating/editing profiles. Is there a tutorial or guide online that will assist me in the learning process?
Somewhat related, I also attempted to play a Emby hosted movie from the Roku DLNA client. The video played normally, but I had no audio. The same movie played normally from the Roku Emby app.