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Media Player 11 connectivity to 360

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Does anyone have a link to a guide for setting up Media Connect or Media Player 11 to the Xbox 360? I've installed Media Player 11 on my PC with all my media files, and chosen the Sharing options. It can see my Xbox 360, but my 360 can't see the PC. It claims that it opens the appropriate ports on the SP2 firewall, but I don't know I'm missing something else that needs configuring.
post #2 of 14
Give these sites a try:

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/community/...3-pcmedia1.htm

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...nnect/faq.aspx
post #3 of 14
I recently lost all connectivity to my PC from the 360...same situation. After exhausting all options, including some less than trustworthy tips, I ran accross a post on XBOX forums... suggesting to run MS network wizard. I had instant connection, and it was so simple.
post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the links. Unfortunately, they failed to solve my problem. Apparently, this is a fairly well-known issue and the most common work-around is to uninstall WMP11 and reinstall WMP10 and WMC 2. However, since Microsoft has removed wmc from their site, that's no longer possible.

I've verified all the other information. I have SP2 and the UPnP server is running (as I already have another UPnP server running for another device on the network). I have the Windows Firewall turned off. Both units are on the same subnet (via DHCP from the router).

Tried WMP11 and the Zune software. Same results. Very frustrating, really. If I can get the 360 to stream media, I'll be able to remove another device from my home entertainment center, which would be nice.

I'll keep researching.
post #5 of 14
I have only 2 offers. My father-in-laws computer just wonldn't connect. Mine and 4 others I have setup, all stream well.

Try this:

Click Start -- Run -- type in CMD -- click ok

type in :

netsh winsock reset catalog

reboot and try again


if that fails, try this tool:

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/winsockxpfix.html

I tried everything I could and Father in laws just won't work. But this fixed 2 of the others.
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
Found a solution. The problem was that the WMP sharing service wasn't starting properly. The root cause was a problem with the DRM components of WMP. Since I don't run any DRM encrypted files on WMP, I didn't notice. There is a hidden folder called C:\\Documents and Settings\\All Users\\DRM where WMP stores these files.

To resolve this, you need to go to a web page on MS's site to upgrade the DRM components. I had to delete the DRM directory and recreate it to force it to 'upgrade' the components (in this case actually fixing/creating them).

Here's the URL:
http://drmlicense.one.microsoft.com/...en/indivit.asp

After that, the service started properly and the 360 could see the PC properly.

Now I have to get TVersity to actually do something useful, and I'll be satisfied. Baby steps, I guess.
post #7 of 14
Nice find.....that should be stickied somewhere.....
post #8 of 14
Great work. Trying Father-in-Laws later.
post #9 of 14
Is the "upgrade" button grayed-out for everyone else, or is it just me? This is the first truly-new solution I've seen in a while: I'd love to know if it works for me.
post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by JimsArcade View Post

Is the "upgrade" button grayed-out for everyone else, or is it just me? This is the first truly-new solution I've seen in a while: I'd love to know if it works for me.

I had that problem too, at first. Make sure you do the following:

1) STOP the Windows Media Player Network Sharing service.
2) Rename or delete the C:\\Documents and Settings\\All Users\\DRM directory.
3) Go to the page using Internet Explorer, not Firefox.

You may need to reboot, as well, but I don't remember if I did that or not. I think I only had to do it AFTER using the upgrade button.
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by WizarDru View Post

I had that problem too, at first. Make sure you do the following:

1) STOP the Windows Media Player Network Sharing service.
2) Rename or delete the C:\\Documents and Settings\\All Users\\DRM directory.
3) Go to the page using Internet Explorer, not Firefox.

You may need to reboot, as well, but I don't remember if I did that or not. I think I only had to do it AFTER using the upgrade button.


Tried it last night. Still no success. Windows Media 11 ses the 360, but the 360 still fails to see anything.
post #12 of 14
Sorry for those of you that are having problems. Mine works flawlessly and I have to say I'm amazed at how simple this was to set up. Just set up the sharing through WMP 11. Couple of mouse clicks and voila.

That was easy. Well done M$.
post #13 of 14
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by vhato View Post

Tried it last night. Still no success. Windows Media 11 ses the 360, but the 360 still fails to see anything.

Have you checked the Application and System Logs? That's how I eventually found the error that led to the fix.
post #14 of 14
I looked at the Event Viewer weeks ago and saw nothing out of the ordinary. I will look again. I did downlaod the latest update for portable devices, but I forgot to install it. Wife was whinning about wanting to go home.
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