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Windows 7: WMC Media Extender/Xbox 360 Connecting

19 Sep 2009   #11
kstrike155

Windows 7 x64 Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ackis View Post
ceevee's solution worked for me... however I'm not sure how to do this:
I have a network storage device which I have my music/movies/etc mapped to. It doesn't automatically detect the content from there.

Any idea how to force my system to share what's on the network drive?
Ackis,

You should just be able to map the drive using your Media Center PC, then add it to the library on your PC.

After adding it to the library on your PC it should show up on your extender without a problem, I think.

Brian


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19 Sep 2009   #12
ceevee

Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kstrike155 View Post
After adding it to the library on your PC it should show up on your extender without a problem, I think.
Yeah just add the network drive to the media center library and it should show up.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ackis View Post
Any idea how to force my system to share what's on the network drive?
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20 Sep 2009   #13
Ackis

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Yah it's not working for some reason.

My home network setup is as follows:
My PC
A secondary Computer
A DNS-323 network storage device
Wireless printer
Wii
XBox 360
And a Nintendo DS or two depending on if we connect with them. :P

Anyways I have the Xbox setup with media centre to the main PC (Mine).
My PC has it's My Music drive remapped to be: \\DNS-323\Volume_1\Music

Well, remapped isn't the correct term now that we have these media libraries.

I see all my music locally in the media centre application, however when I try to view it over the xbox nothing shows up.

My xbox has the same mappings as my pc for where the libraries should be.

What's also weird is that I can't see my other PC's music on my system, however the xbox can when that PC is selected.
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21 Sep 2009   #14
ceevee

Windows XP
 
 

I thought that you only needed to add the folders to the libraries in Media Center for extenders to see them. But maybe there's additional settings required?

I'm not sure if this applies, but it did to me when I share media files to Wii, PS2, etc.

I only know the settings with Simple File Sharing disabled.

Make sure you have the correct Sharing and Security settings for the folders you need shared. For Sharing you need the Everyone group with at least Read permission checked. For Security, make sure the Everyone group has at least Read & Execute, List Folder Contents, and Read permissions checked.
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22 Sep 2009   #15
Ackis

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

It could be the permissions on the shared drive as I have them set to be read/write with a user name/password.

I'll set up a group which has read access and see if that works.
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25 Sep 2009   #16
Ackis

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I had it working and then I was required to turn on file syncing and that screwed everything up. Lots of fun.
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01 Oct 2010   #17
babzog

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Check you don't have a port conflict. I had redirected port 3390 to to access RDP inside a vmware image I'm running (vmware NAT) and that caused my grief. My event log kept showing a port conflict (Message: Terminal Server session creation failed. The relevant status code was Only one usage of each socket address (protocol/network address/port) is normally permitted. Error 1036). I discovered the port conflict by poking through the registry settings for terminal services. Once I shut down vmware NAT, the xbox was able to connect to media center.

I did also go through the steps of removing the extended from media center and purging the media center "game" on the xbox.

Now, the quality of the mkv files I am going to play sucks (lots of blocking and stuttering) but that's another issue.
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11 Jan 2011   #18
KingMobileAudio

Windows 7 Home Premium 642bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ackis View Post
I had it working and then I was required to turn on file syncing and that screwed everything up. Lots of fun.
I think this is the same thing that happened to me

did you find any way to fix it?
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