Samsung forum: Samsung PC Share Manager 4.2 worse than no server at all

by: goon6801 September 8, 2010 5:09 PM PDT

Like this

0 people like this thread

Staff pick

Samsung PC Share Manager 4.2 worse than no server at all

by goon6801 - 9/8/10 5:09 PM

After buying a BD-C6800 for its streaming capabilities and wiring it to my home network router, I installed the latest version of PC Share Manager (ver. 4.2) on my Vista box, found my device, enabled it to access the PC Share server, built my database of media, and went to my BD player. The BD finds the server, easily browses through all media on my computer and will start to play movies from with a wide variety of formats. GREAT SO FAR!

Then the fun begins. EVERY single movie I have tried to run eventually stops in the middle somewhere. For a few seconds there's an error box on the screen that says "Device disconnected" or some such. And then the movie is over. Sometimes it happens 3 minutes in, sometimes 20. But it always happens. A couple times it randomly skips ahead to the next movie - and not the beginning of the next movie either, but somewhere in the middle. When I copy one of these movies to a thumb drive and run it from the USB port on the front of the BD player, no problems so far - it's something in the PC Share set up.

Based on a lengthy search of this problem on the web it seems that this is a huge problem for lots of people, yet Samsung is doing nothing about it. I might as well box up the BD and get a refund. It's totally useless as a media streaming device for media on my home network.

Has ANYONE had any success in solving this problem?

Forum Icon Legend

  • UnreadUnread
  • ReadRead
  • Locked threadLocked thread
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  • ModeratorModerator
  • CNET StaffCNET Staff
  • Samsung StaffSamsung Staff
  • Norton Authorized Support TeamNorton Authorized Support Team
  • AVG StaffAVG Staff
  • avast! Staffavast! Staff
  • Webroot Support TeamWebroot Support Team
  • Acer Customer Experience TeamAcer Customer Experience Team
  • Windows Outreach TeamWindows Outreach Team
  • DISH staffDISH staff
  • Dell StaffDell Staff
  • Intel StaffIntel Staff
  • QuestionQuestion
  • Resolved questionResolved question
  • General discussionGeneral discussion
  • TipTip
  • Alert or warningAlert or warning
  • PraisePraise
  • RantRant

You are e-mailing the following post: Post Subject

Your e-mail address is used only to let the recipient know who sent the e-mail and in case of transmission error. Neither your address nor the recipient's address will be used for any other purpose.

Sorry, there was a problem emailing this post. Please try again.

Submit Email Cancel

Thank you. Sent email to

Close

Thank you. Sent email to

Close

You are reporting the following post: Post Subject

If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

Offensive: Sexually explicit or offensive language

Spam: Advertisements or commercial links

Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other users

Illegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal content

Sorry, there was a problem submitting your post. Please try again.

Submit Report Cancel

Your message has been submitted and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.

Close

Your message has been submitted and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.

Close

You are posting a reply to: Post Subject

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to the CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to CBS Interactive Site Terms of Use.

You are currently tracking this discussion. Click here to manage your tracked discussions.

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

Sorry, there was a problem submitting your post. Please try again.

Sorry, there was a problem generating the preview. Please try again.

Duplicate posts are not allowed in the forums. Please edit your post and submit again.

Submit Reply Preview Cancel

Thank you, , your post has been submitted and will appear on our site shortly.

Close