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Hello, I have a LG OLED C9 and a Synology Diskstation (Wifi). The LG shows in DLNA only very old files. I can't see new addes files/folders or I see deleted files. There is no "Refresh"-Button. Currently the DLNA for LG OLED C9 is unfortunately useless.

I've seen in my research that that's been a problem for LG TVs for years. How can that be? Is there any workaround or trick to update DLNA?

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On 8/9/2020 at 3:04 PM, Kuriko said:

Hello, I have a LG OLED C9 and a Synology Diskstation (Wifi). The LG shows in DLNA only very old files. I can't see new addes files/folders or I see deleted files. There is no "Refresh"-Button. Currently the DLNA for LG OLED C9 is unfortunately useless.

I've seen in my research that that's been a problem for LG TVs for years. How can that be? Is there any workaround or trick to update DLNA?

Yes its a hit or miss with refresh.  If you have a fairly new/capable NAS install PLEX on it. Then install PlEX on your tv as well. It organises your media and everything splendidly.

Otherwise power cycle the tv.

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Like the author said, a "Refresh" button would be great.

I've had the same problem with a media server on Windows 10 on my older UK6300 and now on my Nano80, I solved it by turning off the Quick Start+ option in All Settings -> General -> Additional Settings.
It's not ideal since it cause the TV to take more time loading, but the refresh is more important to me.

 

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There is currently only one reliable way, that I know of, to refresh the DLNA files. You have to fully power off the tv and turn it back on. When you press the power button, it does not fully power off. You can either unplug the tv(very inconvenient) or another way I have figured out, go in to settings>general>user agreements, remove the check marks and then hit accept(a bit less inconvenient). Your tv should tell you that it needs to reboot and it will then do a true restart. When you access your DLNA server, it will update the files.

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On your NAS, go the the DLNA setup. My Seagate NAS allows me to select how often the DLNA updates.  My was set for once per day (minimum setting), therefore I had the same problems you did, when I added or deleted files I wouldn't see the changes on my TV.  I then changed my setting to every 5 minutes (maximum setting), bingo that did it.  I don't the impact of  doing it so often, so I changed it to every 4 hours now knowing how the system works.   With all that said ... I do believe the LG WebOS Smart TV setting also has something to do with it, I just haven't figured that out yet.

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Same problem here - unbelievable, but true.  On our brand new LG OLED TV 55BX many DNLA video files even become unplayable from one day to the other.

So far I fixed all of the above disasters by unplugging the network cable for a short moment.  That refreshes all DNLA files and also fixes the "unable to play"  bla bla...   Even the "refresh" option in the top right corner didn‘t help. It refreshes the list of extern storage devices.
 

Thanks to all these huge companies for spending millions in marketing rather than functioning. I know its not easy - being a software engineer myself - but there seem to be far to few of them amongst the management.

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