Thanx for the info.
Does this WMP function as a "slingbox" in that it broadcasts the media via Ethernet to other recievers?
I would assume the receiving units would need WMP to recieve and decode it for presentation then.
I stopping updating my Media Player at Version 9 as the licence lockdowns started then and many of the functions disappeared from the player.
My last PC came with a remote and IR receiver for Windows Media Player. In WMP you can elect to "share" the media with any computer in the house securely (grant delete access to only you etc).
The remote also controls Windows Media Center which I use as my main DVR with a HD tuner card and to share tuner feed across home.
I prefer the media library in WMP over the overly GUI-exagerrated one in WMC though both programs have their strong and weak points.
I mention this because all this is free and works great in my home for sharing, recording, searching and controlling media of all kinds.
I even networked my USB hub so the portable players and cameras, etc. can be accessed over the network and managed in the same software.
I would recommend running the data store as RAID1 though, then you never have to worry about backups even though a 2TB drive becomes a
I've just completed ripping my entire CD collection in lossless audio (about 2500 CD's to the drive), accessing my home network from work is easy and I can listen to any CD in my collection without having to load it onto my employers computer (I work with headphones on a lot).
Media centers are fun and can be totally free of cost these days.