Sharing a Media Library with Other PCs

Sharing a Media Library with Other PCs

Media Center Extenders aren’t the only way to share content over a network. If you have two or more Windows Vista computers, you can keep a library of media on one computer and access it from the other using Windows Media Player 11 or the Zune software. You can also share music and media files between a Windows Vista PC and other devices, as long as those devices support Windows Media Connect. A surprising number of devices fall into this category, including the Xbox 360 in its native mode, Roku’s SoundBridge, and DIRECTV’s HR-20 and HR-21 HD DVRs.

To enable this option, open Windows Media Player and click Library, ...

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