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how to control WMP from another Windows PC ??

Discussion in 'Windows Media' started by Tony75, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. Tony75

    Tony75 Flightless Bird

    My media server/player is a Windows 7 PC with WMP setup. Now I want to be
    able to control that WMP from a WMP running on another PC or device.

    Please note that I am not talking about streaming.

    I believe that the functionality that I am after is referred to as UPnP
    control point. Can WMP be used as a 'control point'.

    I am using Windows 7 on my media server/player and I have Vista on the PC
    that I am trying to use as my controller.

    On WMP on my media server/player I have specified the option "allow remote
    control of my player" (on the stream menu).

    On my other Windows PC's, when I look at the network, I can see a reference
    to my media, now shared from the first PC. It is listed as a 'media device'.

    The problems start when I try to use WMP as my control point on one of my
    other PC's. I can find the remote media, and I can stream it such that it
    plays on my local PC, but I can't find anyway to get it to play on the remote
    PC.

    What am I missing? Is there a help page or FAQ for how to do this?
     
  2. Hot-text

    Hot-text Flightless Bird

    Try
    microsoft.public.windowsmedia.encoder
    to for help

    "Tony75" <Tony75@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:BB01F217-C3E5-404F-8215-43B50B25BACA@microsoft.com...
    > My media server/player is a Windows 7 PC with WMP setup. Now I want to be
    > able to control that WMP from a WMP running on another PC or device.
    >
    > Please note that I am not talking about streaming.
    >
    > I believe that the functionality that I am after is referred to as UPnP
    > control point. Can WMP be used as a 'control point'.
    >
    > I am using Windows 7 on my media server/player and I have Vista on the PC
    > that I am trying to use as my controller.
    >
    > On WMP on my media server/player I have specified the option "allow remote
    > control of my player" (on the stream menu).
    >
    > On my other Windows PC's, when I look at the network, I can see a
    > reference
    > to my media, now shared from the first PC. It is listed as a 'media
    > device'.
    >
    > The problems start when I try to use WMP as my control point on one of my
    > other PC's. I can find the remote media, and I can stream it such that it
    > plays on my local PC, but I can't find anyway to get it to play on the
    > remote
    > PC.
    >
    > What am I missing? Is there a help page or FAQ for how to do this?
    >
     
  3. On Mon, 25 Jan 2010 15:43:30 -0600, "Hot-text" <hot-text@hotmail.com>
    wrote:

    >Try
    >microsoft.public.windowsmedia.encoder
    >to for help


    Hot-text please avoid redirecting people there, it's a low trafffic
    newsgroup dealing with WME not with player issues, for which this
    group is suitable.

    Cheers - Neil
    ------------------------------------------------
    Digital Media MVP : 2004-2010
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/mvpfaqs
     
  4. Hot-text

    Hot-text Flightless Bird

    OK

    "Neil Smith [MVP Digital Media]" <neil@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:k6jul5h21o3mef0liig9fh690vsrmnlk27@4ax.com...
    > On Mon, 25 Jan 2010 15:43:30 -0600, "Hot-text" <hot-text@hotmail.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>Try
    >>microsoft.public.windowsmedia.encoder
    >>to for help

    >
    > Hot-text please avoid redirecting people there, it's a low trafffic
    > newsgroup dealing with WME not with player issues, for which this
    > group is suitable.
    >
    > Cheers - Neil
    > ------------------------------------------------
    > Digital Media MVP : 2004-2010
    > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/mvpfaqs
     
  5. No worries hopefully I didn't sound harsh but it helps to keep ppl
    where the actual help is available ;-)

    Cheers - Neil

    On Tue, 26 Jan 2010 15:06:48 -0600, "Hot-text" <hot-text@hotmail.com>
    wrote:

    >OK
    >
    >"Neil Smith [MVP Digital Media]" <neil@nospam.com> wrote in message
    >news:k6jul5h21o3mef0liig9fh690vsrmnlk27@4ax.com...
    >> On Mon, 25 Jan 2010 15:43:30 -0600, "Hot-text" <hot-text@hotmail.com>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>>Try
    >>>microsoft.public.windowsmedia.encoder
    >>>to for help

    >>
    >> Hot-text please avoid redirecting people there, it's a low trafffic
    >> newsgroup dealing with WME not with player issues, for which this
    >> group is suitable.
    >>
    >> Cheers - Neil
    >> ------------------------------------------------
    >> Digital Media MVP : 2004-2010
    >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/mvpfaqs

    ------------------------------------------------
    Digital Media MVP : 2004-2010
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/mvpfaqs
     
  6. Hot-text

    Hot-text Flightless Bird

    You are right Neil and not you did not sound harsh!
    we cool

    "Neil Smith [MVP Digital Media]" <neil@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:hfkem5tm2ej34891dssffup3hm3tcj78g0@4ax.com...
    > No worries hopefully I didn't sound harsh but it helps to keep ppl
    > where the actual help is available ;-)
    >
    > Cheers - Neil
    >
    > On Tue, 26 Jan 2010 15:06:48 -0600, "Hot-text" <hot-text@hotmail.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>OK
    >>
    >>"Neil Smith [MVP Digital Media]" <neil@nospam.com> wrote in message
    >>news:k6jul5h21o3mef0liig9fh690vsrmnlk27@4ax.com...
    >>> On Mon, 25 Jan 2010 15:43:30 -0600, "Hot-text" <hot-text@hotmail.com>
    >>> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>Try
    >>>>microsoft.public.windowsmedia.encoder
    >>>>to for help
    >>>
    >>> Hot-text please avoid redirecting people there, it's a low trafffic
    >>> newsgroup dealing with WME not with player issues, for which this
    >>> group is suitable.
    >>>
    >>> Cheers - Neil
    >>> ------------------------------------------------
    >>> Digital Media MVP : 2004-2010
    >>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/mvpfaqs

    > ------------------------------------------------
    > Digital Media MVP : 2004-2010
    > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/mvpfaqs
     

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