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video files share XP to Mac but not Mac to XP

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Jan 18, 2010 9:12 AM
Iam running Snow leopard with XP home on my netbook. This happened with iTunes 8 and still happens on iTunes 9.iTunes on both computers set to share libraries. Home sharing not activated as yet.

I have video files that my XP iTunes will stream to my iMac but my iMac iTunes will not stream to the XP netbook.However, if I connect through windows sharing to my iMac from my netbook, then migrate through the library to the file, it will open and play in iTunes on the netbook.

These are not protected files/purchased files. Examples include podcasts from MeettheGimp.org - some of which share and some of which don't. The files on each machine are identical ( i made copies to test this)

Any ideas what could be going on?
  • Katrina S. Level 7 Level 7 (24,085 points)
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    Jan 18, 2010 11:10 AM (in response to rjcchan)
    Is this on a wireless network? Maybe it has something to do with video files being a lot larger than music files.
    Is there any error?
    iMac 10.5 or WinXP SP3, Other OS, external hard drive, color U2 iPod, 1G shuffle, 2nd gen Nano
  • Katrina S. Level 7 Level 7 (24,085 points)
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    Jan 18, 2010 7:09 PM (in response to rjcchan)
    What happens,nothing? Any kind of message?
    iMac 10.5 or WinXP SP3, Other OS, external hard drive, color U2 iPod, 1G shuffle, 2nd gen Nano
  • Katrina S. Level 7 Level 7 (24,085 points)
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    Jan 19, 2010 1:31 AM (in response to rjcchan)
    Well - I got off my duff and tried it, and I see the same thing.
    Videos won't stream from my iMac to my XP laptop, but songs will. Obviously I have home sharing set up correctly, or nothing would stream, right?
    Everything is A-OK the other way, from XP to the Mac. It streams songs or videos.



    Just curious, are you running Tivo Server on XP?
    I am, and I see it's using port 5354 which apparently Bonjour/mDNSResponder also uses.



    edit
    I might get off my duff even further and see if it does the same thing if I connect via my wired connection downstairs. I just have this feeling it's something to do with being a wireless connection, because I think it worked when I had my PC downstairs before.

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    iMac 10.5 or WinXP SP3, Other OS, external hard drive, color U2 iPod, 1G shuffle, 2nd gen Nano
  • Katrina S. Level 7 Level 7 (24,085 points)
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    Jan 19, 2010 10:11 AM (in response to rjcchan)
    It's so bad on my XP laptop, I never even get the buffering URL message. It just skips over it and goes to the next song. Only thing I tried was music videos from the iTS - no movies or TV.


    Thanks for replying on the Tivo. I don't think that's the problem, I did try again with the Tivo server off.
    iMac 10.5 or WinXP SP3, Other OS, external hard drive, color U2 iPod, 1G shuffle, 2nd gen Nano
  • amadison Calculating status...
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    Feb 3, 2010 7:04 PM (in response to Katrina S.)
    I'm having the same issues. I have a wired network. I have windows 7 on one end, a MBP running Snow Leopard on the other. I am able to stream songs from my Mac to my windows machine, but videos won't play. I can import the video, but not stream it.... very frustrating.
    MBP, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • Katrina S. Level 7 Level 7 (24,085 points)
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    Feb 4, 2010 1:13 AM (in response to amadison)
    amadison, I sent feedback to Apple about this. I hope you will, too. The more people who report it, the more likely it is to get fixed.



    On a PC, itunes menu > help > Provide itunes feedback
    On a Mac, it's just itunes > Provide itunes feedback


    You could paste the URL to this thread in the feedback form.
    iMac 10.5 or WinXP SP3, Other OS, external hard drive, color U2 iPod, 1G shuffle, 2nd gen Nano
  • Krutsch Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 28, 2010 6:58 PM (in response to Katrina S.)
    I have a similar problem, but not just with Windows but on my Mac Book, as well.

    I have my collection on a Mac Mini and neither my Sony VAIO (Windows 7) nor my MacBook can smoothly stream a video using iTunes sharing.

    This is not a wireless networking issue. I can mount the Mac Mini's iTunes media folder and directly open and play these movies over the same wireless network, just fine. I think there is a problem with iTunes' DAAP implementation that is bogging down playback.
    Sony VAIO, Windows Vista
  • Katrina S. Level 7 Level 7 (24,085 points)
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    Feb 28, 2010 8:02 PM (in response to Krutsch)
    I don't know what it is, but I am sure it is not my setup - it's a bug!
    I hope you report it too, Krutsh.


    On Windows, itunes menu > Help > Provide itunes feedback
    On Mac, itunes menu > iTunes > provide itunes feedback
    iMac 10.5 or WinXP SP3, Other OS, external hard drive, color U2 iPod, 1G shuffle, 2nd gen Nano

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