Video:How to Share Media Files With Windows Media Playerwith Don Schechter
Using Windows Media Player, you can share files among a group of computers and easily access files regardless of where the media is stored. See how to share files in Media Player.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Share Media Files With Windows Media PlayerHi, I am Don Schechter for About.com Computing. I'm going to show you how to share media on Windows Media Player. When you share media among a group of computers, you can access your media or media on one computer regardless of where the media is stored.
Start Windows Media PlayerTo share media, be sure that all the computers on the network have Windows Vista and Windows Media Player installed and set up. Open up Windows Media Player. Your library will appear with your music options listed.
Choose Media to ShareGo up to the menu bar and select 'Library,' and then 'Media Sharing.' In the new window, click 'Settings.' Here you can choose what type of media you want to share. Then click 'OK.'
Select Sharing SettingsIf you select 'find media that others are sharing,' this will allow your computer to share videos, pictures, and music with other computers. If you select 'share my media,' your media automatically is shared with all computers or users in the network.
Connect and Share in Your NetworkNext select the network you would like to connect to. I'll select other users on this PC. To customize what you are sharing with each network, click 'customize.' You will see the same window that appeared when you clicked on 'Settings.' Select what type of media you would like the share. When you are done click 'OK' and then click 'OK to share.'
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