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Media streaming issue with xbox

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Media streaming issue with xbox


    Have currently got a new laptop with windows 8, am trying to media stream from media player. Basically the xbox cannot locate the pc on the network although the pc can see the xbox. I managed to get it to work briefly but it kept resetting and I don't understand why. I keep going through the same process to try and reset. I have also tried with and without joining a homegroup.

    I have been through all the media streaming.

    1. deleting the media player library folder files (%userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Media Player )
    2. turning on media streaming again, share with devices.
    3. setting media sharing service in the registry to automatic.
    4. rebuilding the library

    I have noticed that when I look at my network I can see the media device when media player is open, but the icon is not what it used to be and has a green play button rather than the media server device. Also when I restart my PC it never loads up as a media server.

    Anyone get any ideas how to fix it?

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  2. #2

    If the Xbox can't see the Windows 8 machine then going into the Network and Sharing Center, go to the Advanced Sharing Settings and make sure that Network Discovery, File and Printer sharing etc. are turned on for all Networks, not just the private network. There are two settings for this.

    Notice the "All Networks" setting at the bottom of the picture, you need to enable sharing on that as well as the Private network settings.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Advance Sharing Settings.PNG   All Networks settings.PNG  
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    yes both are turned on, the PC can locate the xbox it shows up on the network map.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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