Device.Media Testing

This section describes how to test features in the Device.Media category, and certify them for use with Windows® as part of the Windows Certification Program. To begin the testing part of the certification process, you must install and run the Windows Hardware Certification Kit (Windows HCK), and then set up your test environment. For information about how to install and configure the Windows HCK, see Step 1: Install Controller and Studio on the test server.

The Device.Media test category includes the following types of devices:

  • Digital media renderer (DMR). DMRs are devices that can receive digital media, such as cell phones, gaming devices, or computers.

This section includes the following topics.

Topic Details

Digital Media Renderer Testing Prerequisites

This section provides information about test prerequisites and specific setup procedures that you must follow before you test your DMR.

Troubleshooting Device.Media Testing

This section provides overall Device.Media troubleshooting information.

Digital Media Renderer (DMR) Tests

This section includes documentation for every digital media renderer in the Windows HCK.

For test-specific prerequisites or troubleshooting details, review individual test topics.


For best practices for Windows HCK testing, and tips to avoid common failures, see Troubleshooting the Windows HCK Environment.

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