The DLNA Media Server is one of the most popular media servers for Windows and MacOS, but many users prefer to use it for media streaming and downloading.
As a media server that is designed to work with a variety of media sources, it is also one of its most popular clients.
If you are a Windows user, you may be wondering if you can use DLNA with Windows Media Player Classic (or the popular DLNA server) to stream media.
The short answer is no.
You cannot use the DLNA client with Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux because these operating systems do not support DLNA servers.
And since there are no DLNA support in Windows Media Server Classic, you can’t use it with a DLNA-enabled media player like Plex Media Server.
You will still be able to use the server in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016, but there are some limitations:DLNA-aware media players like Plex will not play the server.
You will not be able access DLNA content.
You cannot use DLNAPI to manage DLNA connections.
You can use a DLNAP server to stream the media you create and share with your friends, but you cannot stream media from other DLNA compliant servers.
For more information about DLNA, you should check out our DLNA Guide to learn how to connect DLNA to your media server and how to create your own DLNA streaming clients.