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Solved: Windows Media Player 11 Media Sharing Problems

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Highdro, Mar 30, 2010.

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  1. Highdro

    Highdro Thread Starter

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    Well, I'm not sure what to do here. Up until a few days ago I was sharing my media with all computers on my network on my wireless router.

    Now when I log into windows and open WMP 11 it says that I am no longer sharing media, would you like to turn on sharing? So I say yes and confirm to share my media to all devices on my network, mainly my PS3.

    I uninstalled it and reinstalled it (well it actually just reverted back). I also checked to make sure that Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service is set to automatic in Admin tools. And also checked windows firewall that it allows the service.

    So I am at a loss here, I don't know how to get my media sharing capabilites back. I know its not my PS3, as I am sharing media from my laptop right now. Any suggestions?

    Thanks High
     
  2. Highdro

    Highdro Thread Starter

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    Sonnyboy quote:
    PS3 and Vista Sharing Sorted
    Found it. Disabled IPSEC Services and rebooted my router and hey presto media sharing in vista with PS3. Although I had disabled this before and restarted my computer I had not rebooted the router (ie turned it off and on again). This was the important thing on my set up and I missed it.

    Funny thing is IPSEC Services do not have to be disabled in XP.

    Hope this helps someone.
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    This actually worked for my Windows XP, I am now able to share, but is this a safe thing to have turned off?
     
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