Vista Media Center and WMP11 (XP) Media Sharing

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Pierre, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. Pierre

    Pierre Guest

    I have a Windows XP Professional machine that I use as a home server
    running WMP11 and Media Sharing activated. It also shares some music
    folders using the common file sharing protocol. Another machine in
    house is running Windows Visto Premium and everything is fine using
    the Windows Media Player: it finds the other XP server and WMP shared
    media. However, I could not figure out how I can use the media
    (i.e. connect to the XP server WMP library) from the Media Center -
    a result, I am back to old days method, that is, connect to the music
    folders using file sharing and include these connected folders in the
    list of WMP/Media Center inventoried folders -
    Did I mis something? Can I connect to a WMP11 shared media library
    from Media Center or is this a feature only available from WMP11?
    thanks for any help - regards
    Pierre, Feb 23, 2007
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  2. PC to PC media sharing in WMP11 only works for Vista computers at both
    ends. It's not available if one of the machines is an XP machine
    (though it will moslty work with media center extenders and X360)

    Cheers - Neil
    Neil Smith [MVP Digital Media], Feb 23, 2007
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  3. Pierre

    Pierre Guest

    In my original memo I indicate the "server" is a Windows XP Professnal
    machine with WMP11 and that the "client" is a Vista Premium machine
    with both WMP11 and Media Center. I also indicate that media sharing
    WORKS FINE from WMP11 to WMP11.
    The statement "PC to PC media sharing in WMP11 only works for Vista
    computers at both ends."
    is therfore wrong. It also works with XP at server end and Vista at
    client end.

    My point is however that what works in WMP11 in Vista does not work in
    Media Center in Vista.

    regards, Pierre
    Pierre, Feb 24, 2007
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