I've got a PC running Windows 7 Professional 64 acting as a repository for all my video media. Currently this is connected to a Homegroup and runs a DLNA and also allows media streaming online using a Windows Live ID linked to the account (set up via Windows Media Player). This all works well.
However, I want to stop using Homegroup as it keeps messing up the permissions on other shares I have set up (I use the computer for lots of other server applications).
All the guides I've read to set up DLNA (and internet streaming) talk you through setting up a Homegroup to get it working. So my questions are:
- Do I have to use Homegroup to run DLNA?
- Is the DLNA built into Homegroup, Windows Media Player or another service running on the PC?
Thanks very much in advance.