How could I do this? Front row - Video from windows media center

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  1. Airforce macrumors 6502a

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    How could I go about getting front row to bring in my videos from my windows media center? I have a wireless network and 400 some odd videos I'd like to have access to around the house. :)
     
  2. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    Setup the media center PC to file share the directory with all your movies in it, then access that share from the Mac. Select all the video files, right click and pick make alias.

    Next navigate to ~/Movies/ on your Mac, create a new folder called Media Center (or something to that effect). Move all the alias in here. Now in Front Row you can navigate Videos > Movies > Media Center. Pick a movie and it will play streamed from the PC.
     
  3. Airforce thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How do I access the shared files on the media center from my macbook? Where do I go?
     
  4. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    Get the IP address of the PC (click the connection icon in the taskbar and choose the support tab), on the Mac from finder navigate to Go > Connect to Server and type in "smb://192.168.4.100" <- IP there
     
  5. Airforce thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I keep getting:

    Any clue where to go from here? I've put D: drive on my media center as shared.
     
  7. apunkrockmonk macrumors 6502a

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    You should be able to connect to your PC through the network menu as seen here on my MBP.
     

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  8. Airforce thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Still not showing up. Get the same error when typing it in connect to server.
    Turned sharing on all hard drives, typed in:

    SMB://(ip address)

    No idea what I'm doing wrong here.
     
  9. tipdrill407 macrumors 6502

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    Make sure windows firewall is off.
     
  10. Airforce thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, it's off.
     
  11. Nermal Moderator

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    It's smb:// not SMB://

    If you type SMB:// it'll change it to afp://SMB// and fail.
     
  12. Airforce thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, typo on my part of there. I've had it as lowercased.

    What the heck could be the problem here? PCAnywhere's web remote works fine.

    It takes the error about 3 minutes to pop up.
     
  13. 7on macrumors 601

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    Do you have your WIn box set up to share folders?
     
  14. Airforce thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I went to my drive letters, right clicked, sharing and security, enabled sharing.
     
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    Try putting the share name into the path, for example if it's shared as "videos" try typing smb://ipaddress/videos and see what happens.
     

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