Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Little Confused on Media Streaming Options

16 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional
Little Confused on Media Streaming Options

Hi, I just recently updated from Vista to Windows 7 and I love it! I've figured out most of the changes in the Network and Sharing Center however I'm a bit lost on something. What exactly is "Media Programs on this PC and remote connections" in the Media Streaming options area of the Network and Sharing Center? I can't figure out what it applies to and why it is Allowed by default.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

It's just an icon the represents WMP as a sharable program. You can even control WMP from accross the network if you want.

You can directly interact with selected devices—for example, to adjust settings or control music playback.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7

Isn't technology great?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

16 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Simply amazing. The streaming feature does work extremely well I must say.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Little Confused on Media Streaming Options

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Media Streaming Using Windows Media Player - Turn On or Off
How to Turn On or Off Media Streaming using Windows Media Player in Windows 7 Media streaming (media sharing) allows you to send your music, pictures, and videos to other computers and devices on your same home or work network. If you have a home network, you can use Windows Media Player (WMP)...
Optimizing streaming quality of my encodes... very confused
Sorry if this is the wrong section... I'm trying to maximize the quality of my Youtube uploads and find myself struggling. I have no idea what there criteria is when they re-encode your videos; it seems random. Advanced encoding specifications - YouTube Help At first it lists 8,000kbps...
Music, Pictures & Video
Streaming Media Options Screen
(on Win 7 Pro 64-bit). On the "Choose Media Streaming Options for Computers and Devices" screen in the Network and Sharing center, where it shows devices on all networks, how do I get back devices that I remove from that list? I accidentally removed them and want to get them back.
Network & Sharing
PC is listed multiple times in "Media Streaming Options"
Hi all, I'm having a re-occurring issue with my Windows 7 Media Player. Every now and then it stops adding new files that I have placed in the monitored folders. Whilst trying to get to the bottom of this, I noticed that in the "Media Streaming Options" window, there are a number of duplicate...
Music, Pictures & Video
Slightly confused about Motherboard sound options
Ok this post is probably going to make me 'sound' like a wing-nut but here it goes. First, always been happy with plain old stereo speakers before, no frills decent sound. Now, with 7 and media center I'm looking to go 2.1 maybe 4/5.1 for movies and jazz up a few games. Good plan? So I check...
Sound & Audio

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:29.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App