My Xbox 360 won't see my PC, but my PC can see my Xbox 360

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Ben S, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. Ben S

    Ben S Guest

    Hey there,

    I am having a great amount of difficulty in trying to network my Xbox 360
    with my PC. I know for a fact that the 360 is connected to the network as I
    can use the Xbox Live service with no problems, but I can't stream media as
    the Xbox says "Can't find any computers running media sharing software".

    I have Windows Media Player 11 installed with Media Sharing turned on and I
    have selected the Xbox 360 as an allowed device. This is weird as my PC can
    see that the Xbox is there, but the Xbox is returning the above displayed
    error message.

    I have tried opening up and port forwarding all the necessary ports on both
    my router and Norton firewall.

    I am thinking that the problem may be that the Xbox 360 is on a different
    workgroup/network ID to my PC. This sounds logical as the Xbox 360 is able to
    "communicate" with the Internet, but not my computer. If this is the case
    then how do I change the workgroup name on the 360 to match that of my PC?

    The modem I am using is a Billion BiPAC 7404VGO (wireless modem/router/VoIP)

    Any information would be greatly appreciated. My base computer specs are
    listed below if you need them for any reason:

    Microsoft Windows XP Professional (Service Pack 2) Ver2002
    Pentium 4 CPU 2.8GHz
    1GB RAM


    Thanks in advance,

    Ben S
     
    Ben S, Sep 8, 2007
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  2. I have the same problem. Can somebody help me please ?

    Regards,

    Guido
     
    Guido Dekempeneer, Sep 12, 2007
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    CUHockey Guest

    I have the same problem and would appreciate help with this.

    TC
     
    CUHockey, Sep 12, 2007
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    Delisandro Guest

    Was there some sort of WMP11 update recently? I'm experiencing the same
    problem, however I haven't altered any settings and things were working fine
    until I noticed the problem today. I'm running Media Player 11 on my Vista
    PC, however my Xbox 360 will detect my older computer running Windows Media
    Connect instantly. Any help would be greatly appreciated, especially since
    Windows Media Center is pointless for my needs.
     
    Delisandro, Sep 20, 2007
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    Brian Guest

    I am having the same problem. Has this question been answered somewhere else?
     
    Brian, Oct 17, 2007
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    smbreau Guest

    I am also having the same problem. I hope someone figures out an answer soon.
    In the meantime, I guess I'll go back to trying to get Winamp Remote to work
    with my Xbox 360... :-(
     
    smbreau, Oct 27, 2007
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    Schrady Guest

    Same problem here. I think its a problem with the workgroup. My PC sees my
    xbox but xbox does not see it or any PC on y network.

    Using Tversity my xbox will see it. But not WMP
     
    Schrady, Nov 9, 2007
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    Kasper Guest

    I have a similar issue. My Xbox 360 and my PC shared media fine for months,
    then one day it just stopped working. I've been trying to resolve this issue
    for over a month now. My PC detects my Xbox 360 just fine, but my 360 can't
    seem to find my PC. I'm running Vista Home Premium and I'm using an Xbox 360
    that has the latest updates. I've checked my router and there is no problem
    there. I've also opened ports on my firewall and disabled my firewall, both
    attempts were useless. Everytime I try to get my Xbox 360 to detect my PC my
    event viewer logs the following error message:

    A new media server was not initialized because RegisterRunningDevice()
    encountered error '0x80070005'. Restart your computer, and then restart the
    WMPNetworkSvc service.

    Any help to resolve this issue would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks in advance.
     
    Kasper, Nov 13, 2007
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    Andy Guest

    Has a solution been found? I have this same problem described originally (see
    copy below).

    I too am using a work laptop (XP SP2) and logged on under a different
    domain, rather than the generic 'workgroup'

    Both PC and Xbox are on the same subnet. IP setting Xbox:192.168.1.5, PC IP
    seting: 192.168.1.2


    Copied problem:
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    I am having a great amount of difficulty in trying to network my Xbox 360
    with my PC. I know for a fact that the 360 is connected to the network as I
    can use the Xbox Live service with no problems, but I can't stream media as
    the Xbox says "Can't find any computers running media sharing software".

    I have Windows Media Player 11 installed with Media Sharing turned on and I
    have selected the Xbox 360 as an allowed device. This is weird as my PC can
    see that the Xbox is there, but the Xbox is returning the above displayed
    error message.

    I have tried opening up and port forwarding all the necessary ports on both
    my router and Norton firewall.

    I am thinking that the problem may be that the Xbox 360 is on a different
    workgroup/network ID to my PC. This sounds logical as the Xbox 360 is able to
    "communicate" with the Internet, but not my computer. If this is the case
    then how do I change the workgroup name on the 360 to match that of my PC?

    The modem I am using is a Billion BiPAC 7404VGO (wireless modem/router/VoIP)

    Any information would be greatly appreciated. My base computer specs are
    listed below if you need them for any reason:

    Microsoft Windows XP Professional (Service Pack 2) Ver2002
    Pentium 4 CPU 2.8GHz
    1GB RAM
     
    Andy, Nov 17, 2007
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    livesci Guest

    I am now really sure its a WMP 11 issue. I have the same router and same
    issue as everyone above. Although, My xbox sees my computer but
    says "Can't Connect, Make sure this console is activated on your computer"
    The error doesn't make sense because if it can't connect how did it see the
    name of my computer and share.

    I know its an WMP 11 issue because the Zune Sharing works fine and my xbox
    can see it the share and read and use the files.

    I didn't mind that much before but with yesterday's xbox 360 fall update
    WMP11 can stream mp4/avis to xbox so I would really like to use WMP11
    instead of Zune. Microsoft really needs to fix this issue cause I think alot
    of people have it.

    As far as the domain issue, I do have a my own workgroup that I use for all
    the computers in the network so I can share files...How does this affect the
    xbox, if it does how can I add the 360 to the workgroup.
     
    livesci, Dec 5, 2007
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    livesci Guest

    Ok, I finally got mine to work. I took a look at my workgroup settings...and
    basically changed it to default WORKGROUP and restarted my computer at that
    point it the xbox was able to see it.

    I wasn't satisfied cause I wanted my home workgroup, so I changed it back to
    my custom home Workgroup name and it still works. So my advice would be to
    make sure you are not on a domain (with your Business, maybe if connect to
    your work from home). Reset it to default and try that it. I have a Vista
    Ultimate 32bit PC btw.

    Its really useful now cause I don't have to transcode AVI files to watch on
    XBOX just use this WMP sharing.
     
    livesci, Dec 5, 2007
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    usul79 Guest

    I've just found that I have the same problem. In the past had no problem
    playing any media off of my pc but now my 360 won't recognize my pc. have
    played with sharing and firwall settings to no avail. Microsoft please help,
    I just want to watch my vids and listen to my music..
     
    usul79, Dec 16, 2007
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    reks71 Guest

    reks71, Nov 21, 2008
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    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    TechArena is a horrible site. I have no idea what the rest of what you're
    referring to is. If you were using anything else but TechArena, it might be
    possible to help you more easily. I would complain to the TechArena forum
    staff that what they're doing is misleading to you and abusive to the normal
    people on UseNet/NNT. =)
     
    zachd [MSFT], Dec 12, 2008
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    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    zachd [MSFT], Sep 17, 2009
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