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windows media player can'y play music via network

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    windows media player can'y play music via network


    hello
    i have samsung note 3 and lenovo G580 *specs below*
    when use the nearby devices option on mobile i can access music , pictures and videos on my laptop and listen to them without any problem
    but when i try the reverse via windows media player it lists the music files , videos and pictures but can't use any of them and this message appears
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    i made sure that the PC is allowed to the mobile filesClick image for larger version
    just to mention : windows media player can play shared music from other PCs on the network

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    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    Are you trying to share music to other computers? Or are you trying to share to some device connected to a tv?
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    I'm trying to share the music on mobile to computers on same network
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    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    You may want to just use a NAS then. You could try WinAmp or VideoLan on all units, and see if that fixes things. At least with Video Lan, you can set the computer as a Server, then access with Android & iOS devices to the shared library. Just remember that with how Metro was created, that JavaScript and ActiveX is always going to cause issues.

    Most people that are doing sharing, are using a NAS as storage space. Microsoft needs to get rid of Windows Media Player at this point. They really are not putting too much into the software. They are just fixing little things, to keep it capable of working on the nextgen Windows. I remember when WMP 7.x came out with ME. Worse version that MS designed.

    On my iPhone, I use Air Music for sharing to my Blue Ray player. My son uses iTunes on his Macbook to play back on a Blue Tooth capable Speaker set, that is really pretty good.
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windows media player can'y play music via network
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