Problem with "play to device" on windows media player

Hello, I'm having a problem with the play to device feature of windows media player.  I am trying to use it to play music files to my T.V.  It works fine if i try to play a single file or a small number of files (50 or so), but if I try to play
my entire playlist (346 songs, if it matters)in this way or a large number of random songs, nothing happens.  No error messages or freezes either, it's as if i never clicked play.  I thought this might be a limitation with the t.v. or my network
(im doing this via wi-fi) but when i tried this using windows explorer instead of windows media player it worked just fine, and this was with all the music on my computer which is about 3000 songs.  Therefore, i know this is a problem with windows media
player and not my t.v., network or computer.  This is a problem because i don't want to play all my music, just my playlist.  Short of making a separate folder with duplicate files in it for each and every playlist i want to play in this manner(which
is not only time consuming and tedious but takes up space on my hard drive)  how do i remove this limitation or otherwise get around it?  Thanks!
P.S.  Out of curiosity, why does this limitation exist and what causes it?

 when i tried this using windows explorer instead of windows media player it worked just fine, and this was with all the music on my computer which is about 3000 songs.  
Hi,
According to your description,you said that you used windows explorer.Did you share 3000 songs with your TV?
If so,I think this method is different with "play to" feature.
Also,we haven't found any limitation with Windows media player.
Regards,
Kelvin Xu
TechNet Community Support

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