Jason Flaks - What is Windows Media Connect?

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The other day you saw Jason demonstrate Windows Media Connect. In this video Jason gives a few more details on Media Connect and how it works.

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    jorgen_veis​dal

    It would be a great piece of software which myself and I'm sure alot of other people would use daily between there computers, if it supported (in my case) Windows Server 2003. This is the computere where all my harddrives are, this is the computer from which I want to copy stuff onto my tablet, this is the computer that needs Windows Media Connect, but isn't supported.

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    dwarfland
    jorgen_veisdal wrote:

    It would be a great piece of software which myself and I'm sure alot of other people would use daily between there computers, if it supported (in my case) Windows Server 2003. This is the computere where all my harddrives are, this is the computer from which I want to copy stuff onto my tablet, this is the computer that needs Windows Media Connect, but isn't supported.



    Agreed. i got a Roku Soundbridge, and i need to make do with iTunes (which - well, let me say it politely - isn't perfect Wink, because WMC not only doesn't run under Windows Server 2003 (understabable, since the UPnP is missing) but, what is worse, also refuses to serve files from a network drive.

    While having WMC run on the Server would be ideal, i'd be perfectly happy havingit run on my (always on) desktop - if it could serve the mp3s located on my server... Sad. Let's hope WMC2 will at least fix the second part...


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    Loadsgood

    Hey Channel9 Team, you posted Jason's last name as "Flaks" but in the video it is "Flacks" which one is it? Also who did this video? You've got some explaining to do! Smiley



    Video transcript here,
    Loadsgood.

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    scobleizer
    Studios did the title in the video. I did the interview. Flaks is it.
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    Loadsgood
    scobleizer wrote:
    Studios did the title in the video. I did the interview. Flaks is it.


    Do you only have one microphone?
    Is there one built into the camera?
    I'm asking because on your last question, it sounded so quiet I had to turn all the settings on my speakers to full. even then I had to get my ear really close to the speaker. If there is only one Microphone and it's on the interviewee, can you please speak up next time so the viewers can hear you or get a second microphone?
    If there is a microphone built into the camera can you please speak into it when you are speaking? It helps a lot when I'm making a transcript of the video or are just watching it.



    That would be a great amount of help Smiley
    Loadsgood.
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    EmmanueD
    Not supporting Windows Server 2003 is a critical hole in Windows Media Connect. I rellay hope MS will fix this.
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    kristan
    I Agree, they need to add support for Windows Server. Thats what stores all of my Videos and Music, This is packaged with the Install of Windows Media Player 11, That too i would like them to Release onto Windows Server! Sad
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    balgoija
    Windows Media Connect 2.0 for Windows 2003 server (Win2K3) is a very good idea indeed. As already stated, if one stores al media on a Windows 2003 server to serve a network of PC's, one is not able to share media files with Media Connect.

    Neither Mediaplayer 11 nor Media Connect 2.0 can be installed on Win2K3.

    Someone stated it is due to the lack of uPnP on Win2K3, is this inedead the case?

    Does anyone have a suggestion how to solve it? Or does anyone know if Microsoft will come up with a solution?

    I am also still searching for a Microsoft renderer for WinXP (a Connect client), does anyone know if that is coming any time soon?

    Regards,

    Arne
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    wildone
    balgoija wrote:

    Neither Mediaplayer 11 nor Media Connect 2.0 can be installed on Win2K3.


    It can be.

    balgoija wrote:

    Someone stated it is due to the lack of uPnP on Win2K3, is this inedead the case?


    Upnp does not come installed as a service on win2k3, but you can install it.

    balgoija wrote:

    Does anyone have a suggestion how to solve it?


    Yes install, SSDP, UPNP and WM11 on your server.

    https://maxbarrass.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!7F937F7821E279CB!118.entry
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    Cyonix
    wildone wrote:
    Yes install, SSDP, UPNP and WM11 on your server.

    https://maxbarrass.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!7F937F7821E279CB!118.entry
    ... is that blog post supposed to explain how you did it? All i see is a picture
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    wildone
    Cyonix wrote:
    
    wildone wrote: Yes install, SSDP, UPNP and WM11 on your server.

    https://maxbarrass.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!7F937F7821E279CB!118.entry
    ... is that blog post supposed to explain how you did it? All i see is a picture


    step 1

    http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=461539&st=75


    step 2

    http://www.theeldergeek.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=10405&pid=65507&mode=threaded&show=&st=&=&


    ... i have made an installer, ill upload later.
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    blemert
    Don't suppose you have worked on that installer yet for WMP11/uPnP/SSDP & Server?... I REALLY need it...  Thx!

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