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28 Jul 2010   #1

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windows 7 starter not allowing other windows machine to stream video

Hello all,

I have a new sony vaio with windows 7 starter. i do have a folder that contains a movie that when i try to share i am able to see it from my other windows xp machine but when i play the movie it doesnt start.

appears for some reason that my windows 7 machine is not allowing other machines to stream anything of it. please help.

Regards,
ZeeZ from dubai


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28 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7
 
 

It could be that your Windows XP machines do not have the correct codec to play the movie. is the movie trying to play in Windows media player? If so you may want to use VLC media player. It will play anything.

Also, you may want to check the permissions on the shared folder. users will need the read and execute permission.
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29 Jul 2010   #3

windows 7 starter
 
 

I did try openining the video files using different players on the windows xp but non work.
this behaviour is repeated also if i try to open the video files on windows 7 from any operating systems like Mac ...etc

i do feel like windows 7 starter is not allowing anyone to stream videos of it. am really stuck with this.
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29 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

All your really doing is sharing a resource. What user account are you using to access the shares from the windows 7 box? What permissions does that user account have? if you put a text file or any other file in that share can you open it and read it / make changes to it and save it on the share?
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29 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Did you enable the streaming share features in WMP?


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29 Jul 2010   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Did you enable the streaming share features in WMP?
as per your image on the right i am supposed to see the connected people on the network. i cant even see the computers that are with me in the network.
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29 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

I can only hope that you set up a workgroup for your mixed OP system network as Homegroups is only made for Windows 7 machines. Other than that, if you can't see the other machines then most likely your A/V software is blocking them. Often times you need to uninstall your A/V or configure the A/V's firewall to allow a range of IP's through the firewall.
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30 Jul 2010   #8

windows 7 starter
 
 

ok, i can view text files very fast.. if i try to view a picture it takes around 15 - 20 seconds then it loads.
but when i try to open a video i cant and i noticed that my wireless connection resets every time i do that.

kindly assist.
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30 Jul 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

You do realize that Windows 7 starter has many limitations.

The relevant one is highlighted below in bold. So, sorry to say that it looks like streaming does not work with Win 7 starter.

Windows 7 Starter does not include:

* Aero Glass, meaning you can only use the Windows Basic or other opaque themes. It also means you do not get Taskbar Previews or Aero Peek.
* Personalization features for changing desktop backgrounds, window colors, or sound schemes.
* The ability to switch between users without having to log off.
* 64 bit version
* Multi-monitor support.
* DVD playback.
* Windows Media Center for watching recorded TV or other media.
* Remote Media Streaming for streaming your music, videos, and recorded TV from your home computer.
* Domain support for business customers.
* XP Mode for those that want the ability to run older Windows XP programs on Windows 7.

Check this link for more Win 7 starter limitations.
http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...1-6f4fc21c2ac0
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