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Windows 7: WMP Streaming to another WMP

02 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional
WMP Streaming to another WMP


I'm having a bit trouble setting up streaming and remote controlling from my WMP in laptop (name LAP1) to another laptop running Win7 & WMP (name LAP2). Here's what I've done so far...

I have set up a homegroup. Put ticks on all libraries (music, photos, etc.). Turned on Music Streaming. And in further settings of music streaming Ive turned on Allow All. This I've done on both laptops.

In WMP I've turned on "Allow remote control" and "Automatically allow devices to play my media" on both laptops.

I can see both the WMP devices in Network. They both connect to each other ok as well. Now from LAP1 I try to play a music file (right-click; Play To; LAP2). A new window pops up. This shows that the file is trying to be played on LAP2. This window keeps showing a 'waiting sign' (revolving circle), and the WMP on LAP2 shows a message at the left bottom that "media changing...". And that's it.. nothing happens further.

But if I directly play a media from LAP2, that popup window on LAP1 allows me to move the slider position, play/stop, set volume, etc. That remote control feature is working ok. But when I play media from LAP1 to LAP2, it keeps showing a waiting sign and nothing happens.

Ive turned off firewall also, thought maybe that was blocking the streaming. Any ideas guys whats going wrong here ?

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02 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional

Never mind. Found the problem.

Apparently it was an issue with IP. I've god multiple network adapters installed on my system. And my IP is set as dynamic. WMP got confused with it.

I found this out when I tried using XBMC as my DLNA server. XBMC also gave error but wrote a log file. When I opened the log file I saw that WMP has been sending a weblink to the XBMC that contained an incorrect IP.

After disabling all my other (useless) network adapters and set static IPs to all the computers on my home network, then it starting functioning properly.

WMP needs to be fixed for that. sending incorrect streaming link.
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