Windows Vista Windows 7 / WMP12 Internet Streaming


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May 22, 2009
I absolutely love Windows 7 RC - It has worked flawlessly for me including running stuff that normally NEVER works with a new OS! Major Kudos to the Development Team.

I'm trying to get my feet wet with the Internet Streaming Option in Media Player in Windows 7. I can get it to work if the system I use to connect is part of the homegroup, but I can't get it to work if the system isn't part of the homegroup yet still has the Live IDs linked properly. Is this a 'feature' or am I missing something?

I'm really hoping that you don't require the PCs to be part of the homegroup. I can understand for security why you would want to do this, but maybe an option to allow non-homegroup systems would be cool. Seems to me that once you link via Live IDs that should be enough. I realize that the Live IDs is really more for public IP and NAT traversal, but it would be nice to avoid homegroup membership - i.e. wanting to stream media from home pc to work pc.

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