Media Player + Server Name = wont work

So when i add a SMB share in media player, when i use the computer name like “MediaPC” it does not work and just times out when hit test connection.

But when i add the IP address instead it works just fine.

Did the new update .9 break that?

Sounds like a DNS issue on your network, did it work before the update?

Yes it worked before i upgraded.

it only works if i put a IP address in and not the Computer name.

If the IP changes i have to go back in and change the ip again.

I left it over night thinking it just needed some time to update the DNS info, but that didnt work.

Some routers (like those from Apple) will add “.local” to the end. If your router does something similar it would require you to connect using something like “MediaPC.local”.