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Windows 7: X-Box & Media Center


26 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 23bit
 
 
X-Box & Media Center

I thought I had posted this in the general forum but I must not have hit the submit button. In any case I have two PC's in the same room, one running XP and one running Windows 7 both on a wireless G network. My X-box is located about 15-20 directly across the room. I can connect to my XP pc (not using media center) from the X-Box and play music or look at pictures with great response time. I can also watch NetFlix movies on the X-Box which I forgot to mention is also connected to the wireless network. The issue I have is when I fire up media center on the X-Box and try to connect to my Windows 7 PC it is extremely slow. The Alblum covers come up on the X-box screen. The the controls freeze and eventually a message will pop up saying it lost the connection to the media center pc. Basically it is useless. I have deleted the media center from the x-box and added back in but the results are the same. Any ideas?

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26 Jul 2011   #2

windows 7 64 bit and dual boot Pinguyos
 
 

This is not a solution to your issue but have you tried either xbmc or ps3media server as both will perform the tasks you require.
Have you set file sharing correctly in 7?
I am also assuming that you are only trying to connect to 1 of the PC at a time.
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27 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 23bit
 
 

I have not tried xbmc or ps3 media server. As far as file sharing goes I believe the directory is shared, was there something specific you were looking for?. Yes only one PC at a time. For that matter I turned off the XP PC just to eliminate it from the mix
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27 Jul 2011   #4

windows 7 64 bit and dual boot Pinguyos
 
 

Nothing specific as such, just trying to remember what I did to cure it.( don't have xp or an xbox anymore). I think in the end I had to disable all file sharing and work groups etc. Then removed the xp pc from the network, reset Windows 7 pc file sharing only no groups then when it was running fine enabled sharing in xp. It would still play up from to time though.
Now I use ps3 mediaserver ( which is now xbox compatible), don't need to set permissions just do it all in the software, easy.
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