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HP MediaSmart Server - Windows Media Connect 2.0 and PVConnect Comparison

Windows Media Connect 2.0 and PVConnect Comparison
The following tables provide a detailed comparison of Windows Media Connect 2.0 and PVConnect features.
At a high level, PVConnect
  • Allows your digital media adaptor or digital media receiver to see photo thumbnails for pictures and album artwork for music
  • Supports a lot more media formats
General Features
Comparison of General Windows Media Connect and PVConnect Features
Feature
Windows Media Connect 2.0
PVConnect
DLNA Support
Some Capability
1.0 compliant
1.5 reference
Number of Shared Folders
Music
Photos
Videos
User Controlled
Shared Folders/Media Types
Music/all media types
Photos/all media types
Videos/all media types
Music/music media types
Photos/all media types
Videos/video media types
User selectable folders/media types
Album Art/Thumbnail Support
Music album art
Photo thumbnails
Picture Scaling
Limited
JPG_MED support
Video Trick Modes
No
Yes
Server Side Shuffle
No
Yes
Status/Summary User Interface
No
Yes
Folder Monitoring
Yes
Yes
DMR Exclusion
No
Yes
Views
Comparison of Windows Media Connect and PVConnect Views
Views
Windows Media Connect 2.0
PVConnect
Music Views
Album
X
X
All Tracks
X
X
Artist
X
X
Artist Index
X
Artist/Folder
X
Folder
X
X
Genre
X
X
Genre Index
X
Genre/Artist
X
Playlist
X
X
Year/Artist
X
Picture Views
Album
X
All Photos
X
X
Date
X (flat)
X (hierarchal)
Folder
X
X
Playlist
X
Video Views
Actor
X
Album
X
All Videos
X
X
Folder
X
X
Genre
X
Playlist
X
File Formats
Comparison of Windows Media Connect and PVConnect File Formats
File Formats
Windows Media Connect 2.0
PVConnect
Music Formats
3gp
X
ac3
X
aiff
X
asf
X
X
FLAC
X
LPCM
X
m4a
X
mp1
X
mp2
X
mp3
X
X
mp4
X
mpa
X
ogg
X
wav
X
X
wma
X
X
Picture Formats
bmp
X
X
gif
X
X
jpg/jpeg
X
X
png
X
X
tif/tiff
X
X
Video Formats
3gp
X
asf
X
avi
X
X
DivX
X
dvr-ms
X
X
m1v
X
m4v
X
mpe
X
mpg/mpeg
X
X
MPEG-1
X
X
MPEG-2
X
X
MPEG2-TS
X
MPEG-4
X
vdr
X
vob
X
wmv
X
X
Xvid
X
Playlist Formats
m3u
X
X
pls
X
wpl
X
X

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