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How to Share and Stream Media in Windows 7

By Eric Geier
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Never be caught without your presentation again. Windows 7’s streaming media features let’s you use the Internet to share all kinds of media whether you have your notebook — or thumb drive — at hand . PracticallyNetworked.com lays out the steps.


Windows Media Player 12 debuted with Windows 7, bringing many new features. In this tutorial, we’re going to discuss the new Internet streaming feature where you can remotely access your media via the Web. Plus we’ll discuss how to use the enhanced features for sharing your media on the local network. Let’s get started.

Streaming Media Over the Internet

For instance, you can listen to your favorite tunes from your home computer while sitting at a Wi-Fi hotspot or in your hotel room. You could also give your friends access to your media at their house. When you’re out, you could bring up photos or videos to show your friends.

Read the complete Windows 7 streaming media article

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This article was originally published on February 23, 2010
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