What is "Broadcom Media Server"?

alanattom

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We have a Sony Blu-Ray and in the menu we've recently noticed about 8 listings for something called "BRCM-DMS 3". I've clicked on it many times and it pulls up a screen that says "Server Starting Up". After a few moments, another screen: "Try Again Later". I've also noticed 3 new empty sub-folders ("Music", "Photos", and "Video").

The device works perfectly.

Now I've noticed a similar folder in my W10 Desktop with the same name. It contains 3 empty sub-folders ("Music", "Photos", and "Video"). There's a right-click option to "Remove Device". It also says Broadcom.com and Model 68778345001, MAC 80:29:94:5a:8a:f6, Unique Identifier uuid:53d9454e-1dd2-11b2-b22c-ea8f673e0130, and IP 192.168.0.3.

Does anyone know what the heck all this means? I'm tempted to choose the Remove Device option, but that won't address the 8 or so (and growing) messages on the blu-ray.

Thanks for any advice,

Alan
 

Max1s

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That's a very specific issue with a specific piece of kit. I recommend google, I don't know if anyone on here will be able to tell you what the BluRay player is doing.

It sounds to me like there is some kind of file-sharing functionality built into the player. Does it have an internal hard drive for storage movies/pictures/music?
 

alanattom

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Thanks clarkjd and Max1s.

I've read those Google results, but I still am not clear on what the heck the Broadcom Media Server actually is or does.

Coincidentally, I've now replaced the blu-ray with a Roku (works GREAT!) so my only remaining question is why I'm seeing a \BRCM-DMS:3 on my Windows 10 desktop (I've never attempted to hook the old blu-ray to the desktop).

Not a big deal for sure, just an annoyance.

I'm tempted to delete the thing (it offers a right-click "Remove this Device" option) but I'm concerned this is just a part of W10 I never noticed before...

Thanks again,

Alan
 
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