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Author Topic: Sharing Media in WMP problem  (Read 1387 times)

Carol Haynes

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Sharing Media in WMP problem
« on: May 31, 2010, 03:13:10 PM »
I am getting a new TV which supports DLNA and want to sort out Media Sharing from WMP.

I set up sharing in WMP 11 on my WinXP box and I can share music quite happily on my Windows 7 box.

However, as soon as I try to access shared video on Windows 7 WMP just gives a connecting to  library message and on the XP box the WMP Network service gets stuck.

After that no sharing is possible without resetting SSD, UPNP and WMP Network services on the XP box.

Anyone got any idea what is going on and how to fix it? There are loads of instructions on how to enable sharing (and since music works it must be set up OK) but I can't really find anything that covers troubleshooting things ???
« Last Edit: May 31, 2010, 03:28:56 PM by Carol Haynes »

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Re: Sharing Media in WMP problem
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2010, 03:41:52 PM »
Did you add the W7 library to the XP Windows Media Player from the XP machine?
You probably did, but here's a screenshot-
in the options of the library dropdown commands
'more options'
then
'monitor folders'

« Last Edit: May 31, 2010, 03:46:31 PM by cmpm »

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Re: Sharing Media in WMP problem
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2010, 04:31:23 PM »
No I'm trying to do it the other way round. I want my Windows 7 laptop to see my media library on my Windows XP desktop.

I have just tried this from Windows Vista (dual booting) on my laptop too and it doesn't work there either (even though both Vista and XP use WMP 11).

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Re: Sharing Media in WMP problem
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2010, 05:54:37 PM »
I can't duplicate that.
I have wmp12 on w7.
all i could find was this-

http://www.microsoft...yer/faq/sharing.mspx

which you may have reviewed already

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Re: Sharing Media in WMP problem
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2010, 06:52:58 PM »
Couple of ideas in there. Thanks.

Having said that I think it is time to upgrade my computer from XP to 7. It needs reinstalling as it is full of rubbish and there doesn't seem much point in spending the time and energy on reinstalling XP!