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Q: Sharing media player

I haven't been able to find any info concerning sharing the media player of one computer with another on a local network. Can this be done? if so, how?

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A: Sharing media player

Programs play on a computer. A media player is a program.

You can move a program to anothe rcomputer but not 'share' the execution of the program between computers.

You can share data files that contain music, video, etc. but they will need to be played on a single computer.

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/sharing-media-player.463509/
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Well, I'm not sure what to do here. Up until a few days ago I was sharing my media with all computers on my network on my wireless router.

Now when I log into windows and open WMP 11 it says that I am no longer sharing media, would you like to turn on sharing? So I say yes and confirm to share my media to all devices on my network, mainly my PS3.

I uninstalled it and reinstalled it (well it actually just reverted back). I also checked to make sure that Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service is set to automatic in Admin tools. And also checked windows firewall that it allows the service.

So I am at a loss here, I don't know how to get my media sharing capabilites back. I know its not my PS3, as I am sharing media from my laptop right now. Any suggestions?

Thanks High
 

A:Solved: Windows Media Player 11 Media Sharing Problems

Sonnyboy quote:
PS3 and Vista Sharing Sorted
Found it. Disabled IPSEC Services and rebooted my router and hey presto media sharing in vista with PS3. Although I had disabled this before and restarted my computer I had not rebooted the router (ie turned it off and on again). This was the important thing on my set up and I missed it.

Funny thing is IPSEC Services do not have to be disabled in XP.

Hope this helps someone.
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This actually worked for my Windows XP, I am now able to share, but is this a safe thing to have turned off?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-windows-media-player-11-media-sharing-problems.913474/
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Every since January th of this year I have been trying to fix a very annoying issue with windows media player How It Started Back in January my dad's computer constantly kept freezing over and over due to him having way to many podcast on his computer I'm the only one who knew how to fix it from crashing and so I tried to delete some of the memory off the computer however when the memory was low I noticed sharing turn Windows refuses Player media Media on to that a few programs including media player were not functioning correctly I was able to fix them but then I noticed that media player's entire library was missing which Windows Media Player refuses to turn on media sharing made me think if I restarted the computer it would fix it Sadly it didn't but I was able to find tutorials on how to restore the library back to MP but the thing is before I attempted that I went into media player with administrator on in hopes it Windows Media Player refuses to turn on media sharing would make a change Of course it didn't Windows Media Player refuses to turn on media sharing but now there's a issue that I face and I keep running into dead ends Every single time I try to turn on media sharing in the WMP library when I check both options and then click ok it doesn't do anything No matter how many times I try to press it nothing happens and also what I find strange is that the ok button has a administrator prompt shield on it now Kind of like it's trying to ask for permission but fails before it can do that The solutions I have tried I have tried dozens of solutions and yet none of them fix the issue I tried using regedit exe and tried fixing it's registry but that didn't do anything I tried fully resetting WMP entirely but that doesn't work either nor does using service msc The only lead I have that something may be broken is that when I looked inside service WMP Network Sharing Service cannot startup At this point I'm pretty burned out of ideas and nbsp this may be the most confusing bug I've ever faced And now since Media sharing doesn't work I can't stream music to my xbox If you somehow know the solution please tell me

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Hello all,

I have my main media desktop in the living room setup to share the meda on the "E:" drive. On my Windows 7 laptop using WMP12 i am able to find the shared media library and access for playback. However I am having a difficult time trying to do the same on my other desktop in my room running XP WMP11. I cant seem to find out how to stream the media files from the living room desktop via the WMP11? is this even possible, or is there a software i could use to do this if WMP11 does not support it? i tried XBMC but i keep receiving playback error. I wish there was a WMP12 for XP to make things easier but unfortunately there isnt

please help..

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A:Windows Media Player 11 - Stream videos from media sharing??

Try using K-lite mega codecs

http://free-codecs.com/download/K_Lite_Mega_Codec_Pack.htm
OR

VLC

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-media-player-11-stream-videos-from-media-sharing.958591/
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Hey everyone,

I am having troubles sharing my Windows Media Player 11 library on my Vista machine with my Windows XP computer.

Both players are sharing media the same way and automatically allowing new devices to connect.

My roommates computer see's both libraries as well as my Vista Computer. The XP machine does not see the shared library.

I have Trend Micro PC Cillin on my Vista machine. It is connected by cat5 to a Linksys Wireless router in gateway mode.

On my XP machine i have AVG antivirus with no firewall installed. It is connect to the Linksys wirelessly - bu so is my roomates laptop.

On both machines i have the latest .net framwork installed and on the xp machine i installed windows media connect.

I cant figure it out, i think it is a software problem and not a physical network problem.

any ideas?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-media-player-11-media-sharing-vista-to-xp.690038/
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hi,

I'm trying to share my windows media player library that is on my win 7 pc with my xp laptop.

I can navigate from my laptop to folders on my win 7 pc and play files that way but I'm trying to get the library option working.

Both computers are in the same workgroup and are both visable in the same workgroup from my xp laptop. However if I go into network on my win7 pc I can see the laptop in the computer section but not in the media device section.

When i then go into the sharing options on the win7 windows media player i can not see the xp laptop so I can't allow sharing.

I guess the problem is that my xp laptop is only showing up as a computer and not a media device? anyone know why this is?

I have turned of my firewall to check that and it has no effect.

thanks

A:media sharing in windows media player 11

You can't share Library's with any computer other than Windows 7. Library sharing can only work if all the machines in the LAN are Windows 7. Although you should be able to stream and share your music using Workgroups.

You should be able to share the WMP files by making these adjustments. Click on more media options to allow for media sharing with your XP machine.

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/53880-media-sharing-windows-media-player-11-a.html
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when frozen: http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss218/shadowking_00/help-1.jpg

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-media-player-11-help-media-sharing.992024/
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Hello,

I have a home computer network between two computers. I would like to share my media from Windows Media Player 11 with my other computer. The music that I would like to share is the main computer that has the router and all connected to it. I know that under the options in Media Player, under the library tab there is a configure sharing button. I click that, check the "share my media to:" but my other computer connected to the network is not listed. Is there something I have to do with firewall on either computer? Please help.

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A:Windows Media Player won't allow media sharing

I have also checked in the C:/documents/username/applicationdata/microsoft/media player to delete the files like so many have suggested, but there is nothing inside.

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Hi,
Is there any technology that allows the sharing of media player?
Such as, I am watching a movie on DVD or VCD and my sister can use her computer to view what I am watching. I can send pics by e-mail, I can send streaming video, videos created by webcam, etc, so I wondered if media player sharing was possible. Or copy a DVD somehow on a file and send to my sister so she can open that file and view the same DVD on her media player.
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A:media player sharing?

Hiya

You can copy DVD's only if you have a DVD-RW, or DVD-R. And, a burning program, such as Nero.

is she on the same network, or across the Web? Also, which version of WMP and Windows are you using?

Regards

eddie
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/media-player-sharing.102053/
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When I open the Library | Media Sharing dialog in Media Player on either of the Vista PCs it lists all three other PC in "Share my media to:" and sharing works fine.

When I open the dialog on either XP PC; I only see the Vista PCs and not the XP PCs. Since I am mainly trying to see the media on XP-1 served by XP-2 this is very frustrating.

On the Vista PCs you can show the Entire Network and it lists the Media Servers on both XP PCs.

Thanks

I have tried all the obvious things like turning off firewalls etc.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/media-player-sharing.810205/
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Now all the devices are gone and I cannot find a way to refresh the list and just see the devices actually on my network right now. Anyone know how to do this?

Sorry if there's a post here about it already, I kept getting errors trying to search the forum.

A:Windows Media Player Sharing Q

Hello ,

have you looked at this

follow this link

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...826af1033.mspx

let us know

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A:Media Player 12 Not Sharing Stream / Homegroup Will Not Die

I also cannot turn on streaming. When I press the turn on streaming button, Nothing happens. Does having indexing and libraries disabled have anything to do with this?

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Can you tell me how to share the music on my main pc with a laptop that is networked to it please.
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Should I be doing something else?
Also do I have to add all the music files to the laptop? As a large folder Or can I just click on the links??
 

A:Windows Media Player 11 and sharing my music

Why don't you try sharing the files on the network. If your computer is networked properly then they should show up in network places. Right click the file, then click on the sharing tab and click share on network. (These instructions might be wrong as im not booted in windows right now.) If they are all in the same directory, i.e. My Music, then you can just click play all when you navigate to the folder in My Network Places. Alternatively you could select the files you want right click them and click play with windows media player.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-media-player-11-and-sharing-my-music.663457/
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A:Windows media player library sharing

If you go on "Start -> Network" can you see a computer on that called "CARLA-PC"?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-media-player-library-sharing.868751/
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A:Media Player 11 Network Sharing Issue

Any ideas?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/media-player-11-network-sharing-issue.652825/
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A:Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service

Go into the Administrative Tools located in the Control Panel and open the Services tab. Look for the service assoicated with "Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service" and right click on it and select Properties. Click on stop and set it to manual or disable, depending if you want to use it at all.

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A:Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service

Can anyone offer me some help with this issue?

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A:Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service

Go into services.msc from run on your start menu. Find and right clik on Windows Media Player Network Service, select properties, disable the service. Or Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

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A:Problem With Windows Media Player Network Sharing

Hello tbhandari,This is what is shown on my computer:http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/5092/nwsye1.png

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A:Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service

Figured it out shortly after just in case anyone should somehow run in to this problem again

All you have to do to remove a user from the list of shares in wmpnss on your device is:

DELETE LEFT OVER FOLDER FROM "C:\USERS" FROM THE DELETED USER
(in my case the folder is "User")

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A:Windows Media Player sharing my music without permission?

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A:Windows Media Player says it is sharing, but files not visible or playable

Just took a look at my Network map, and there is an "unknown" connection between my laptop and the access point. I can't get further info on it. Think this might have something to do with it? Firewalls and anti-virus programs are disabled.

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ok first thing. upgrading to windows 7 wont fix the permission

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This is a feature to share media between different computers on the same network, and with other devices as well. If you are not using this features you can disable it.

Start> In search box type services.msc> Enter> Double click on Windows media player network sharing service



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A Guy

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As an addendum - I think this happens when I'm doing any type of install - e.g. windows update, service pack, etc

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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f131/rip-media-off-windows-media-player-firefox-plugin-education-purposes-259534.html
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ok (as you my know by know i rarther hate windows media player)

well basicly i have loads of .mp3 files in my Docs and my music folders, there not all music files, when windows media sees them it ads them to libary, Annoyingly, i manages to stop it downloading extra info like album art (cos its soo stupid, it gets it wrong like 95% of the time lol) but it keeps adding every thing back to the libary even if i delete them from it, its soo annoying any!! surgestions please?
 

A:Solved: Stop Windows Media Player Automaticly ading media files to libary

In WMP go to Tools > Options and uncheck all the boxes in the Player tab, Privacy tab and Library tab.

In the Library tab click on Monitor Folders and set the top part to "My personal folders", then click on Advanced Options.

Set all the folders to "Ignore". Unfortunately you can't set the Rip folder to "Ignore" so for that go to the Rip music tab, where it says "Rip music to this location" click on Change and create an empty folder somewhere. Then just never add any music files to that folder.

Then delete everything out of the WMP library and it should remain empty.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-stop-windows-media-player-automaticly-ading-media-files-to-libary.932661/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-media-player-11-scan-to-remove-missing-media.616789/
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A:Windows xp media edition v 2002 but cant install media player 11

hello & welcome to TSF,

follow this link & let me know if you have tried this

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...sMediaPlayer11


Mike

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/windows-xp-media-edition-v-2002-but-cant-install-media-player-11-a-223717.html
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A:Keyboard Media Keys Not Working with any Media Player (VLC,iTunes,WMP)

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/software-requires-media-player-9-i-have-media-plyr-10-wont-recognize.355604/
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Hi
I had a few problems with the album info in Media Player (some tracks werent assigned to the correct album - some albums appeared twice with some tracks in one instance and the rest in another). I have resolved this but I now get different album info in Media Center (some are still split, some album art isnt showing even though it appears correctly in Media Player). Does anyone have any ideas how the info is different (I thought Media Centre read the Media Player Library) and how to fix it?
Thanks
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A:Different album info in Media Centre to Media Player Library

Originally Posted by rwbarrett


Hi
I had a few problems with the album info in Media Player (some tracks werent assigned to the correct album - some albums appeared twice with some tracks in one instance and the rest in another). I have resolved this but I now get different album info in Media Center (some are still split, some album art isnt showing even though it appears correctly in Media Player). Does anyone have any ideas how the info is different (I thought Media Centre read the Media Player Library) and how to fix it?
Thanks
Roger



General technique:
1) Edit the tags in Windows
2) Drag the album to WMP11 to check
3) Fix the tag info in Windows where needed
4) Redrag to WMP11 and check again
5) Repeat 3 and 4 as necessary
6) Open VMC and pray!

Problem 1: Inconsistent/duplicate albums
You didn't mention the file types, but I'll assume they're MP3s. In this case the problems is likely in the tags. Try this procedure:

1) Select all of the tracks of the album inside of Windows
2) Right click and select "Properties", then "Details" to bring up the Tag editor
3) Rename the Album Artist to something different like "a" and hit OK
4) Do this again but this time rename the Album Artist back to the correct name and hit OK

This will clear any inconsistencies in the Album Artist which seem to happen when tags are downloaded from the internet. Remember that tag info is a community thing, their is no quality control.

If the problem remains, try the same process for the Album name.

Problem 2: Album artwork in VMC
This can be really tricky, I have one album that I cannot fix this problem! But try this:

1) Inside of WMP11, right click the first track and select Advanced Tag Editor, then Pictures. Make sure that the picture is correct.
2) If it is not, delete it and Add the correct picture (Amazon.com/music has great album art).
3) If the art is missing on on the tracks, then you should be able to drag the JPG art over the album icon in WMP and it will add it to every track.
4) Try deleting all of the non-music files in the album's folder in Windows. These are hidden so you will need to go into "Folder and Search Options", then "View" and select "Show hidden files and folders" and deselect "Hide protected operating system files".
5) Also, try deleting the Windows Media Center Art Cache while you have hiddne files and folders viewable. They are in one or both of these locations:
C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\ehome\Art Cache
C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Media Player\Art Cache\LocalMLS

Overall, getting your Music library to catalog and display properly is really hard work, but eventually it will work.

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A:Streaming Media Content to an Xbox 360 via Windows Media Player

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http://www.eightforums.com/network-sharing/4211-streaming-media-content-xbox-360-via-windows-media-player.html
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/media-player-real-player-wont-play-samples.473765/
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A:Windows Media Player Mini Player Mode

This is not an OS question so I am going to move it, which hopefully you will get better responses.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-media-player-mini-player-mode.215611/
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A:Cant Get My Mp3 Player To Work. Media Player Wont Recognise It!

Have it sorted now. Seems i had some archaic version of Windows Media player after the restore. Nothing a reupgrade to version 11 hasn't fixed :-)

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/87366/cant-get-my-mp3-player-to-work-media-player-wont-recognise-it/
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A:Flash Player Problems? Or Windows Media PLayer?

When you reinstalled everything...did you also reinstall your motherboard drivers that come on the cd?

If not, could you post ypur mobo and chipset details here please..

http://www.cpuid.com/pcwizard.php

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/flash-player-problems-or-windows-media-player-152584.html
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A:no volume in realone player or windows media player

RealOnePlayer played havoc with my Volume Control panel. Once I cleaned it out, everything went back to normal.
Frank's Windows 95/98 Tips
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/no-volume-in-realone-player-or-windows-media-player.108034/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-media-player-would-you-like-to-hide-the-player-instead-of-clsoing-it.674608/
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A:How do I stop Windows Media Player detecting my mp3 player

Is the windows media player the default player for mp3 files? If so, deselect it.
 

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A:I'm unable to play a CD player in Windows Media Player

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/im-unable-to-play-a-cd-player-in-windows-media-player.912173/
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A:Windows Media Player will not update media library

Do you have retrieve additional information from the internet checked in options ?

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When I try to play a video file WMP 11 attempts to download Media Usage Rights. I get a big button that displays "Download" (pic1), however when I press the button the next page does not display(pic2).

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My OS: Windows Vista 32-bit SP1
Wmp version: 11

Anyone that can help me?

A:Windows Media Player 11 - Media Usage Rights

Bump~

I get the same message.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/windows-media-player-11-media-usage-rights-347054.html
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/media-player-rebuilds-music-often-and-does-share-media.768430/
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A:Media Center & Embedded Media Player Broke

I have the some problem! I've been googling for a long time and...nothing!

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/media-center-and-embedded-media-player-broke-155785.html