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Windows 7: watching video stored on one PC on another via homegroup

18 Jun 2010   #11
John Allen

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Many thanks to all of you for the advice you've offered.

I haven't yet tried Zepher's suggestion as I'm afraid it's a little over my head and so I'm waiting for one of my more technically competent friends to come round and offer his help. However, after reading chev65's answer I realised I'd not tried switching BOTH firewalls off at the same time. What I'd done before was switch off the anti-virus elements of the programs. So this morning I've tried switching off both firewalls and played three video clips, all of which ran through smoothly.

As I mentioned before it sometimes plays a couple of clips without freezing but it does look as though one of the firewalls may be the problem. I'll test it out further and if I get the freezing with them on but the same positive results with the firewalls off I'll look into them and see if I can tweak anything to prevent this happening.

I really do appreciate you all taking the time to respond. When your knowledge is as limited as mine on the technical side the ever-willing-to-help members of this forum are a godsend. Once again, thanks.

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18 Jun 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

It was an easy guess on my part because i've seen these A/V's cause problems so many times. Hopefully you can figure out how to configure those firewalls to stay on and also allow for streaming.

Perhaps if you go to the forum for your A/V's you can find out how to configure the firewall to allow it to work properly with Windows 7.
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