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Windows 7: Stream movies from computer to TV

22 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
Stream movies from computer to TV

How would I go about doing this. I want to stream movies in 1080p, but will settle for 720p if I have to.

Basically I want my computer to send video AND audio to my TV wirelessly.

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22 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Enable all streaming options in WMP, choose more streaming options then allow everyone to control WMP. Right click the DVD drive you want to share and choose Advanced sharing, put a check mark for sharing this drive then choose Advanced sharing again, allow for full control by everyone. Browse to the target shared DVD drive from the TV, open the DVD and then click on the first IFO file to start the movie.

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22 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM

If you want to do all this wirelessly, you might want to look at the choices available here:

They have drivers for Windows 7 available now and the system works on my system.

Good luck.

Jim Pickering
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26 Jan 2010   #4

Win 7 Pro/ Win 7 Pro/ Snow Leopard/ Win Server 2008 R2

For the best quality and easiest set-up within Windows 7, Media Center should be used to stream media to your TV. you'll need a Media Center extender, which come in many forms, from an XBox 360 to little set-top boxes to HP's MediaSmart TV, which has Media Center Extender capabilities. Once you get the required components, you will need to start the media center extender and configure it via PC's Media Center application. Once that's done, you can set Media Center to watch folders for permanent media - all your music perhaps, but more importantly, you can instantly stream any supported files to it from any computer. Given that the extender is visible on your home network, you can right click on any supported file (pics, vids, music) and select "Play To" and select the extender from the pop up list.
I just discovered the instant streaming feature - I previously used watched folders. As this is nice for permanent data, I like that you can instantly stream anything w/o having to copy it over to a watched folder. This works through my laptop even though Media Center is configured on my desktop machine.
Pretty slick, MS - don't give up the eHome project.
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16 Jun 2011   #5

Windows Vista

I'm aware that this is an old thread...

...but there's a new device called Wireless Media Stick. You can now watch downloaded movies to your TV without the hassle of cables and burning CDs.

Check them out at Overview Home Server Technologies Inc.
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16 Jun 2011   #6

Windows Vista

...oops double post.
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04 Feb 2012   #7


And if you want to stream DVD?
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