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Streaming Media Content to an Xbox 360 via Windows Media Player

  1. #1

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    Windows 8 Consumer Preview

    Streaming Media Content to an Xbox 360 via Windows Media Player

    So for some background I basically stream music, pictures and video content from my computer to an Xbox 360 in the lounge room for my family to enjoy. This has worked for quite a long time with Windows 7.

    I installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview today and got settled in with it and indexed my libraries with Windows Media player so this could resume. But to my dismay this doesn't seem to work in Windows 8.

    I have each folder and hard drive shared on windows for network use, I have a little experience from LANs in this area. I have enabled all streaming options in WMP that I know of and the entirety of my library has been fully indexed. This is WMP 12 and everything I possibly know of is up to date.

    I haven't got the Homegroup feature active as I never had to use this before.

    The only other thing I have noticed that has changed is this. A little green icon that in windows 7 would appear on top of the xboxs, I'm assuming this means something.

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    On the Xbox end it used to display the Libraries such as 'Recorded TV', 'Music', 'TV Shows', 'Movies' and other things but now when I try to access video content it gives me a folder called 'Videos' which contains nothing.

    Does anybody know of any solutions?

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  2. #2

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview

    After more messing around it seems media servers can see jpgs but nothing else. I'm just going to reinstall W7 for now.
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  3. #3

    Am I int the right place?
    Posts : 340
    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium / Commodore OS Vision / Windows 8 Release preview

    Wait! I remember that i've made a tutorial for this.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1 x64

    KyNix, where is the tutorial located? Both PC and Xbox see eachother, but the music wont stream. I have enabled sharing of the media.
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  5. #5

    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2 has most of this info. Majority over there are using either XBMC or Twonkybeam for media sharing. Some are using Popcorn hour. They have a whole forum dedicated to HTPC's.
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