What’s a good media player for my HDTV?

Bob December 11, 2011

Anyone know of a good media player for use with LG Smart TV? The Nero Media Essentials sent with TV is PC only. UGH!

  1. Destry Sherwin
    December 15, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Is the person who asked the original question trying to connect a computer to a TV? or just use the TV? 

    Windows Media Center has the interface already setup for TV's. Simple, yet expandable. Music player, photo slide shows, watch video's stored on the pc, can monitor folders from other computers too. put in a tv tuner card and start viewing live tv and some tv tuners can record tv too.

  2. Dheerajkambale
    December 15, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    You can refer to Gnome media player or VLC media player,these players have capabilities to play any audio/video files..!!

  3. David C
    December 15, 2011 at 3:39 am

    Twonky will do anything you want it to do probably even more. This is what I use. Even to the tablets. 

    { http://www.twonky.com/ } Windows/Mac/Linux 

  4. James Bruce
    December 12, 2011 at 8:40 am

    http://www.plexapp.com - the sweetest mac media center software around, originally mac only but now windows version too. Handles meta-data really well , so just give it a video file and it figures out exactly what is is. 

  5. Brusssell14
    December 12, 2011 at 1:51 am

    The Nero software will not work on a MAC that is my problem.

    December 11, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Hello, there should be a media player already included by default with your TV.  When you check in your dashboard, is there a media player icon?  If there is not, have you check in the apps section?  You could also use the search function to search if there is a media player included.  If you get new apps, they will show in your dashboard if you set them to be there.  Also keep in mind that if your TV is connected to your network, you could use Smart Share to stream pictures and videos from your computer and other devices that are in your network. 

    To access smart share, open your dashboard and then on the right of your apps section you will see an arrow pointing right.  Click on it, and another menu should open giving you access to several ports like USB, DLNA, etc.  If you select DLNA, and point it to a computer, it will stream whatever is playing in your computer to the TV.  That is why you have the Nero software.  Install the nero software in your computer so that the TV can use that software to stream and view it on TV.

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