Play movie from Windows Media to a DLNA TV: "failed to retrieve media information from media server"

I have three movie files in my Windows Media Player library. All three of them play fine on the computer. If I choose "Play To" and select my Sony Bravia TV, one of them works fine, but the other two always give the same error: "failed to retrieve media information from media server".

What's the problem here? How do I fix it?

Solution 1:

Most of the time when I run into that... it's because the codec used to encode the video isn't compatible with the player. Just because the computer can play it... doesn't mean the TV knows how to decode it.