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Why do I see a network mediaplayer? Can they see mine too?

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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Why do I see a network mediaplayer? Can they see mine too?


    Snapshots of my settings:

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    And now in "This PC", I see a Network Location -which is another user on another computer in the house- (I didnít change any settings or made the network computers and devices visible. I didnít touch any settings above):

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    Does this mean that they can see me too?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by IMayNeed; 09 Feb 2014 at 14:43.

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    With Network Discovery turned off they can't see you or access the streaming player.
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    Posts : 32
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    The Media player seen at the bottom was not on my computer. It was somebody else in the house. I was wondering if I can see their media player, can they see me too? (I just wrote this, just in case you thought that the media player seen at the bottom was my computer or media player. It is not. It is on another computer in the house. I apologize for not specifying clearly in the first message.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by IMayNeed View Post
    The Media player seen at the bottom was not on my computer. It was somebody else in the house. I was wondering if I can see their media player, can they see me too? (I just wrote this, just in case you thought that the media player seen at the bottom was my computer or media player. It is not. It is on another computer in the house. I apologize for not specifying clearly in the first message.)
    They may be able to see your media player as well but with network discovery off access won't be possible.
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    Posts : 32
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Thanks.
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