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Windows 7: Video Sharing

04 Jan 2010   #1

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Video Sharing

Hi All,

Firstly, apologies if this has already been coverered, if it has a link to appropriate information would be very helpful.

I have 3 computers all sharing files via a windows 7 homegroup. Setting this up was easy.

I was hoping to have my main PC (which is a fairly old Athlon 3200 machine) as a sort of data server with my other PC's (both low power Atom 270 jobs) pulling stuff off as and when via my wireless network.

This seems to work okay but I am having difficulty streaming video content. I was hoping to be able to stream DivX video from the aforementioned Athlon machine to the Atom 270 HTPC but I get very slow and jerky playback through media player. Incidentally, all the machines in question report excellent wireless signal strength.

Should this be possible or am I expecting too much from the available bandwidth/PC power? If it is possible any suggestions as to what I am doing wrong would be greatly appreciated.



My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

I have tried 5 machines at once all streaming movies back and forth every which way just to see if it was possible and they all played perfectly, using WMP.

Are all of your LAN machines using Windows 7?

I havn't tried it with a DivX video so I can't say if it works or not but it seems like it should work.

I was testing it with 10/100/1000mbps LAN connection so I didn't really have a bandwidth limitation on the LAN.

What kind of bandwidth is your router capible of on the LAN?

Do you have all the media sharing options enabled, pictures below.
You also need to share the drive that the media is playing from but I'm sure you know that.

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