Windows media player gone?

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       23 Dec 2018 #21

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    In any case Windows media player is so riddled with DRM that playing anything other than most basic music is a pain.
    Well, the only reason I changed from WMP to MPC, was because of GUI, extra buttons were obstructing the view. WMP can play just fine, once some third party codecs are installed and they have to be in order to be able to see video thumbnails previews. MPC can be just a playback window and that is it.
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       23 Dec 2018 #22

    As I stated early in the post, it's not WMP itself I'm after, it's the ability to turn on media streaming, and one way was in WMP.

    The other way is within Network & Sharing Centre, Change Advanced Sharing Settings, but the option to choose Media Streaming Options from within it has also gone. It's turning on media streaming I'm looking for.

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       24 Dec 2018 #23

    Okay, finally fixed by doing a reset. Lost all my programs of course, but then I was able to install WMP from the options menu, and Media Sharing returned. Thanks for all the suggestions. Now I can spend some time re-installing everything!

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       26 Dec 2018 #24

    Hi folks
    VLC can act as a perfectly good media streamer and as far as the GUI is concerned you can totally hide any buttons at all etc.

    Here's a youtube video

    how to stream videos and music over the network using vlc - YouTube

    easily enough done

    KODI is another good one both as a server and client.

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       14 Jan 2019 #25

    I like PLEX Media Server. Free and easy to setup.

    Media Server | Plex allows you to stream video smarter.

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