Playto only works if WMP already started...

#1
I am using Playto to play songs on another PC (actually a media center). It works if the WMP is already started on the target machine. That seems to defeat the purpose - if I have to go to that machine and start wmp, I might as well just play the music there. Am I missing something?
 


#3
I am doing what that says, but it doesn't work unless I manually start WMP on the target PC.
 


kemical

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#4
Hmm... Have you tried rightclicking media player and running as admin'?
 


#5
Oddly enough, now it is showing even when WMP is not running....not sure what changed really.
 


kemical

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#6
So it's working now?
 


#7
I believe if WMP has been started, it works. That includes even if you later exit it. If I reboot and do not manually start WMP, then the PC doesn't appear on the PlayTo list on other computers on the network.

I also have a (probably) unrelated problem which I am amazed when I search on it doesn't return any results. That is that songs very oftwen play 2x. I have repeat off on the PlayTo Source machine. I have no idea why it is doing that. It appears in the play list on source and target machines only once!
 


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