Design Guidelines and Considerations for Building Windows Certified Network Media Devices

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Design Guidelines and Considerations for Building Windows Certified Network Media Devices

April 26, 2012


This paper describes requirements and recommendations for building Network Media Devices that work well with the Windows 7 operating system. This document is intended to be used as an informational guide to the Windows logo requirements.

This information applies for the Windows 7 operating system.

References and resources discussed here are listed at the end of this paper.

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Document History



November 5, 2008

First publication

April 26, 2012

Corrected instances of “X_magicPacketWakeSupported” to be “magicPacketWakeSupported” and “X_magicPacketSendSupported” to be “magicPacketSendSupported”


Introduction 5

A Brief History of Home Media Entertainment 5

Scenarios 8

Overview of Networked Media Device Roles for Windows 7 10

Digital Media Server 10

Supported Formats 15

Music /Audio 15

Photos / Pictures 16

Video 16

Recorded TV 16

Playlists 17

Additional Formats 17

Supported Streaming Protocols 17

Format Transcoding 17

Multiple Resolutions 18

Digital Media Renderers 19

Digital Media Players 22

Digital Media Controllers 25

Building a Great Network Media Device 26

Initial Network Media Device Discovery and Installation 26

Internet Protocol Addressing 28

Staying Connected and Troubleshooting 29

PnP-X Metadata 29

Device Announcement and Communication 32

Additional Metadata Requirements 32

Simple Service Discovery Protocol 34

Same Subnet 35

Device Performance 35

Device Startup Performance 35

Audio Latency 35

Track-to-Track Audio Latency 36

Gapless playback 36

Video Latency 36

Track-to-Track Video Latency 36

Building a Great Digital Media Renderer 36

Codec and Digital Rights Management Support 37

Support for Windows Media Codecs 37

Playing the Correct RES Element 38

Digital Rights Management 38

Playback Requirements 38

Seek Requirements 40

Pause Requirements 40

Volume Control Requirements 40

Playback Recommendations 40

Choosing the Optimal RES Element 41

Fast Forward and Fast Rewind 41

Search Requirements 41

Robustness Requirements 41

Robustness Recommendations 42

Wake on LAN Requirements 42

Wake on LAN Recommendations 42

Metadata Update Requirements 42

User Experience Recommendations 42

Building a Great Digital Media Server 43

Codec Support 43

Support for Windows Media Codecs 43

Playback 44

Seek 44

Trick Modes (Fast Forward/Fast Rewind) 44

Search 44

Robustness 45

Wake on LAN 45

User Experience 45

Album Art 46

Thumbnails 46

Metadata 46

Building a Great Digital Media Controller 46

Recommended Digital Media Controller Features 47

User Experience: Playback 47

User Experience: Browse 49

Glossary of Acronyms 50

Resources 52

Windows Logo Resources 52

Windows Media Resources 52

Rally Technologies 52

Windows Driver and Metadata Resources 52

Industry Resources 52

Appendixes 53

Appendix 1: Sample Simple Service Discovery Protocol Announcement Messages 53

Appendix 2: Resource Elements for Transcoded Content 55

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