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Windows 7: Windows Media File Sharing - Shown In Win7 Commercial?


21 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Windows Media File Sharing - Shown In Win7 Commercial?

Hey guys

(to moderators; please move this post if you think its in the wrong section... sorry i wasnt exactly sure where to put this)

Just a quick question; the other day while watching a bit of TV i saw a Windows 7 advert (the "Windows 7 Was My Idea") but it talked about this guy, who was in spain and wanted to view his videos from his computer in the UK. And he was just using a laptop + the internet to 'stream' the content - just it didnt tell me HOW this is done, not even what the feature is called .

I would really benefit from this, as ive just brought a laptop for use at college - and would find it great if i could just 'stream' my music collection from my harddisk at home. Thing is, i know how to do this with an internet-LAN (Hamachi) - but that must mean my computer at home must be on while im streaming - and that just isnt going to happen. So this advert appealed to me, coz it seemed to show off a feature that i could use - im guessing it stores the information somewhere? Im not sure....

If anyone knows of either what this advert was advertising... or... a programme/way of being able to stream my content without using a form of 'always-on' LAN.


(before you recommend such streamers like Grooveshark & Spotify - i cant do this as the college hotspot, blocks both programs from streaming - bloody websense)

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22 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

There is no way to stream anything from an offline computer.
If you go with "wake up on lan" the desktop would be on all the time too (pings from your ISP etc.)
Maybe that wasn't a home computer at all but a rented server (which of course is always on)

-DG
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22 Nov 2010   #3

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

maybe he uses windows live mesh?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by microsoft
Access the stuff on your computers from almost anywhere...

With the remote connections feature in Windows Live Mesh, you can work on your computer from a computer in another location. For example, you can connect from your work computer to your home computer and access all of your programs and files as if you were in front of your computer at home. Before you can connect to a computer remotely, you need to allow remote connections to it in Windows Live Mesh.
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22 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Sure that most certainly was Windows live mesh. but still that doesn't overcome this obstacle:

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Thing is, i know how to do this with an internet-LAN (Hamachi) - but that must mean my computer at home must be on while im streaming - and that just isnt going to happen.
-DG
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22 Nov 2010   #5

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

very true.

how about buying an external hard drive instead?
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