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  • Blog Post: Windows Media Connect doesn’t share my files from a network share

    So, all of the issues from the previous post apply here. The file must be the right type, have the right permissions, and be parsed. However, there are a couple of different things to consider that are unique to network shares. There are a couple of ways that you can get access to data on the network...
  • Blog Post: Windows Media Connect can’t see my files

    I’ll cover the common causes for Windows Media Connect (WMC) not exposing a file. I’m going to limit the information today to files that are on the same computer as WMC. I’ll cover network shares in another post. There are three common reasons why WMC won’t expose a file. The file format isn...
  • Blog Post: Windows Media Connect and Domains

    A surprising number of people are running domains in their homes. Windows Media Connect (WMC) can work on a domain joined PC. Nearly every computer at Microsoft is joined to one of the corporate domains. That was true of me as well as I worked on WMC. So, I daily streamed music from a domain joined PC...
  • Blog Post: Windows Media Connect can’t see my DMR: IV

    You've been trying to get it to work but Windows Media Connect (WMC) doesn’t see your device, and neither does the UPnP Subsystem. We figured that out by running the script pasted to the blog a few entries back. What could be causing this? Let’s get past a few basic questions before we get usual causes...
  • Blog Post: Windows Media Connect can’t see my DMR: III

    You’ve run the UPnP enumeration script and everything shows up just fine. That means that the problem is inside WMC itself. For some reason Windows Media Connect (WMC) a is getting device notifications from UPnP but isn’t showing the device. So, Let’s take a look at what happens when WMC gets a device...
  • Blog Post: Windows Media Connect can’t see my DMR, Part II

    You’re sitting there at your PC next to the open box for your Digital Media Receiver (DMR) and you can’t authorize your DMR because it doesn’t show up in WMC. We had a little lesson on the theory of how SSDP discovery works with WMC, but how do you track down the problem? Answer: Divide and conquer....
  • Blog Post: Windows Media Connect can’t find my Digital Media Receiver

    Well so far you brought your Digital Media Receiver (DMR) home, hooked it up, and checked basic network connectivity. Then you went to the PC and installed Windows Media Connect (WMC) and got folder sharing started. Unfortunately, that is as far as you’ve gotten. You’re sitting at your computer with...
  • Blog Post: Manual Installation instructions for Windows Media Connect

    For various reasons, it is often useful to have instructions for manual install or uninstall of an application. Perhaps you'd just like to "reset" all of the settings without actually deleting or re-adding any of the files. Here are the manual install and uninstall steps for Windows Media Connect. Note...
  • Blog Post: Windows Media Connect Overview

    The big day has arrived. You unwrap that shiny new beautiful Digital Media Receiver (DMR) or Xbox 360. The smell of new plastic and Styrofoam lingers in the air as you connect wire after wire (after wire, after wire) to your home entertainment system. With an air of triumph you make that last connection...
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