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Windows 7: Media Player 12 Not Sharing Stream / Homegroup Will Not Die

13 Jan 2012   #1

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Media Player 12 Not Sharing Stream / Homegroup Will Not Die

Media Player 12 Not Sharing Stream

Long story short I just want to connect my Windows Media Player/Center to my Xbox 360.

I can't enable streaming from the Media Player. It wont show the button or option at all.
I have also tried to open homegroup and turning on media sharing and it wont turn on. The button turns grey for a moment then it goes back to saying "Turn on media streaming".

From the Windows Media Center I can get some kind of connectivity to the Xbox, but its very brief. Usually when I go to set up the extender it gets to building media library on the "Windows Media Center" then the "Xbox Windows Media Center" gives a failed to connect, retry or cancel.

If I take a peek into the network from the explorer the media devices shows Xbox 360 Media Extender and it disappears within 3 seconds also another that says Xbox 360 which stays.

I have tried going into services.msc and making sure UPnP, SSDP, Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service are enabled. I also disabled Windows Media Player/Center from the windows defaults to try and reinstall it.

I want want to get homegroup back to this state.

and not this

Sorry for the pic sizes.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Apr 2012   #2

XP Media Edition / Vista /Win 7 Home Premium

I also cannot turn on streaming. When I press the turn on streaming button, Nothing happens. Does having indexing and libraries disabled have anything to do with this?
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