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Windows 7: Connect media player on PC homegroup

19 Mar 2011   #1

windows 7 ultimate
Connect media player on PC homegroup

Hello I'm new to windows 7 and i want some help. I have one apacher 460 media player which i would like to connect on my homegroup so that i can stream movies from my pc. Can anybody help me to setup both pc and media player?

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19 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64

hi Demi welcome to the forum :)

Media player itself actually doesn't need any special setup to stream the films, it's already preconfigured. To set up the homegroup, check out these great tutorials by our very own Brink

Homegroup - Create
Homegroup - Add Computer or Join
Homegroup - Change File and Folder Sharing Settings

Just one thing to mention that Brink doesn't cover in his tutorials. In order to stream, you need to make sure that under the file and sharing options (the last tutorial I posted) make sure that the box for Media Sharing is ticked :)
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