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ajmufic





PostPosted: Thu Dec 23 22:37:53 CST 2004 Top

Media Center >> MCX can't see music

I've installed the HP MC extender and can browse via the TV all my pictures
resident on the MC machine. However, when I try to browse my music, I only
see the few music files that came with the MC machine, not my 3000+ music
files that show up when running the media center interface on my MC machine.
I expected to see via the MC extender all the things that I see on the MC
machine, but there must be something I need to do to make the MC folders
visible via the MC extender. Any ideas? Thanks.

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Bob





PostPosted: Thu Dec 23 22:37:53 CST 2004 Top

Media Center >> MCX can't see music From the "My Music" menu, press the Info button on
your remote, and select "Add Music".

--
-Bob
____________________________
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Media Center Edition
www.microsoft.com/ehome



> I've installed the HP MC extender and can browse via the TV all my pictures
> resident on the MC machine. However, when I try to browse my music, I only
> see the few music files that came with the MC machine, not my 3000+ music
> files that show up when running the media center interface on my MC machine.
> I expected to see via the MC extender all the things that I see on the MC
> machine, but there must be something I need to do to make the MC folders
> visible via the MC extender. Any ideas? Thanks.
>
>
 
 
John





PostPosted: Thu Dec 23 23:26:02 CST 2004 Top

Media Center >> MCX can't see music I already did this on the MC machine, and the files are visible there via
the media center interface. Are you saying that I should do this on the MCX
as well? I had assumed the MCX would automatically have access to whatever
the MC showed via the media center interface. I assume what you are
suggesting doesn't add any information on the MCX, but simply changes access
settings for the MCX on the MC machine - is that right?



> From the "My Music" menu, press the Info button on
> your remote, and select "Add Music".
>
> --
> -Bob
> ____________________________
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Media Center Edition
> www.microsoft.com/ehome
>
>


>> I've installed the HP MC extender and can browse via the TV all my
>> pictures
>> resident on the MC machine. However, when I try to browse my music, I
>> only
>> see the few music files that came with the MC machine, not my 3000+ music
>> files that show up when running the media center interface on my MC
>> machine.
>> I expected to see via the MC extender all the things that I see on the MC
>> machine, but there must be something I need to do to make the MC folders
>> visible via the MC extender. Any ideas? Thanks.
>>
>>


 
 
Bob





PostPosted: Thu Dec 23 23:53:46 CST 2004 Top

Media Center >> MCX can't see music The MCX has its own user account on the
MCE PC, so you need to repeat the process
from the MCX.

--
-Bob
____________________________
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Media Center Edition
www.microsoft.com/ehome



> I already did this on the MC machine, and the files are visible there via
> the media center interface. Are you saying that I should do this on the MCX
> as well? I had assumed the MCX would automatically have access to whatever
> the MC showed via the media center interface. I assume what you are
> suggesting doesn't add any information on the MCX, but simply changes access
> settings for the MCX on the MC machine - is that right?
>


> > From the "My Music" menu, press the Info button on
> > your remote, and select "Add Music".
> >
> > --
> > -Bob
> > ____________________________
> > Microsoft MVP
> > Windows XP Media Center Edition
> > www.microsoft.com/ehome
> >
> >


> >> I've installed the HP MC extender and can browse via the TV all my
> >> pictures
> >> resident on the MC machine. However, when I try to browse my music, I
> >> only
> >> see the few music files that came with the MC machine, not my 3000+ music
> >> files that show up when running the media center interface on my MC
> >> machine.
> >> I expected to see via the MC extender all the things that I see on the MC
> >> machine, but there must be something I need to do to make the MC folders
> >> visible via the MC extender. Any ideas? Thanks.
> >>
> >>
>
>
 
 
GregMan





PostPosted: Fri Dec 24 11:47:02 CST 2004 Top

Media Center >> MCX can't see music John, did this work for you? I tried what Bob suggested and the MCX still
only sees the files on the MCE machine. I gave HP a call and they told me
that there isn't any way to get the MCX to see the contents of shared folders
on your home network *unless* those shared folders are physically on the MCE
machine (either they are located on an internal hd on the MCE machine or on
an external hd usb/firewire connected to the MCE machine).

Bob, does that sound right or am I missing something?

Would be a shame if the MCX couldn't access those files.

Thanks for any help.



> The MCX has its own user account on the
> MCE PC, so you need to repeat the process
> from the MCX.
>
> --
> -Bob
> ____________________________
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Media Center Edition
> www.microsoft.com/ehome
>
>

> > I already did this on the MC machine, and the files are visible there via
> > the media center interface. Are you saying that I should do this on the MCX
> > as well? I had assumed the MCX would automatically have access to whatever
> > the MC showed via the media center interface. I assume what you are
> > suggesting doesn't add any information on the MCX, but simply changes access
> > settings for the MCX on the MC machine - is that right?
> >


> > > From the "My Music" menu, press the Info button on
> > > your remote, and select "Add Music".
> > >
> > > --
> > > -Bob
> > > ____________________________
> > > Microsoft MVP
> > > Windows XP Media Center Edition
> > > www.microsoft.com/ehome
> > >
> > >


> > >> I've installed the HP MC extender and can browse via the TV all my
> > >> pictures
> > >> resident on the MC machine. However, when I try to browse my music, I
> > >> only
> > >> see the few music files that came with the MC machine, not my 3000+ music
> > >> files that show up when running the media center interface on my MC
> > >> machine.
> > >> I expected to see via the MC extender all the things that I see on the MC
> > >> machine, but there must be something I need to do to make the MC folders
> > >> visible via the MC extender. Any ideas? Thanks.
> > >>
> > >>
> >
> >
>
 
 
Bob





PostPosted: Fri Dec 24 12:26:04 CST 2004 Top

Media Center >> MCX can't see music That definitely is not correct. Like I said in another post,
I have all my music, pictures, and videos on a PC that is
not an MCE 2005 PC. And I can access all of that media
using the extender.

The network shared folders need to be readable by everyone,
with no password required. Then they should be visible
to both the MCE 2005 PC and the MCX device.

--
-Bob
____________________________
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Media Center Edition
www.microsoft.com/ehome



> John, did this work for you? I tried what Bob suggested and the MCX still
> only sees the files on the MCE machine. I gave HP a call and they told me
> that there isn't any way to get the MCX to see the contents of shared folders
> on your home network *unless* those shared folders are physically on the MCE
> machine (either they are located on an internal hd on the MCE machine or on
> an external hd usb/firewire connected to the MCE machine).
>
> Bob, does that sound right or am I missing something?
>
> Would be a shame if the MCX couldn't access those files.
>
> Thanks for any help.
>

>
> > The MCX has its own user account on the
> > MCE PC, so you need to repeat the process
> > from the MCX.
> >
> > --
> > -Bob
> > ____________________________
> > Microsoft MVP
> > Windows XP Media Center Edition
> > www.microsoft.com/ehome
> >
> >

> > > I already did this on the MC machine, and the files are visible there via
> > > the media center interface. Are you saying that I should do this on the MCX
> > > as well? I had assumed the MCX would automatically have access to whatever
> > > the MC showed via the media center interface. I assume what you are
> > > suggesting doesn't add any information on the MCX, but simply changes access
> > > settings for the MCX on the MC machine - is that right?
> > >


> > > > From the "My Music" menu, press the Info button on
> > > > your remote, and select "Add Music".
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > -Bob
> > > > ____________________________
> > > > Microsoft MVP
> > > > Windows XP Media Center Edition
> > > > www.microsoft.com/ehome
> > > >
> > > >


> > > >> I've installed the HP MC extender and can browse via the TV all my
> > > >> pictures
> > > >> resident on the MC machine. However, when I try to browse my music, I
> > > >> only
> > > >> see the few music files that came with the MC machine, not my 3000+ music
> > > >> files that show up when running the media center interface on my MC
> > > >> machine.
> > > >> I expected to see via the MC extender all the things that I see on the MC
> > > >> machine, but there must be something I need to do to make the MC folders
> > > >> visible via the MC extender. Any ideas? Thanks.
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > >
> > >
> >
 
 
GregMan





PostPosted: Fri Dec 24 13:05:01 CST 2004 Top

Media Center >> MCX can't see music I'll check the access/passwords to see if those are the culprits. Btw, is
your other PC in a domain or just a stand alone PC?



> That definitely is not correct. Like I said in another post,
> I have all my music, pictures, and videos on a PC that is
> not an MCE 2005 PC. And I can access all of that media
> using the extender.
>
> The network shared folders need to be readable by everyone,
> with no password required. Then they should be visible
> to both the MCE 2005 PC and the MCX device.
>
> --
> -Bob
> ____________________________
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Media Center Edition
> www.microsoft.com/ehome
>
>

> > John, did this work for you? I tried what Bob suggested and the MCX still
> > only sees the files on the MCE machine. I gave HP a call and they told me
> > that there isn't any way to get the MCX to see the contents of shared folders
> > on your home network *unless* those shared folders are physically on the MCE
> > machine (either they are located on an internal hd on the MCE machine or on
> > an external hd usb/firewire connected to the MCE machine).
> >
> > Bob, does that sound right or am I missing something?
> >
> > Would be a shame if the MCX couldn't access those files.
> >
> > Thanks for any help.
> >

> >
> > > The MCX has its own user account on the
> > > MCE PC, so you need to repeat the process
> > > from the MCX.
> > >
> > > --
> > > -Bob
> > > ____________________________
> > > Microsoft MVP
> > > Windows XP Media Center Edition
> > > www.microsoft.com/ehome
> > >
> > >

> > > > I already did this on the MC machine, and the files are visible there via
> > > > the media center interface. Are you saying that I should do this on the MCX
> > > > as well? I had assumed the MCX would automatically have access to whatever
> > > > the MC showed via the media center interface. I assume what you are
> > > > suggesting doesn't add any information on the MCX, but simply changes access
> > > > settings for the MCX on the MC machine - is that right?
> > > >


> > > > > From the "My Music" menu, press the Info button on
> > > > > your remote, and select "Add Music".
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > -Bob
> > > > > ____________________________
> > > > > Microsoft MVP
> > > > > Windows XP Media Center Edition
> > > > > www.microsoft.com/ehome
> > > > >
> > > > >


> > > > >> I've installed the HP MC extender and can browse via the TV all my
> > > > >> pictures
> > > > >> resident on the MC machine. However, when I try to browse my music, I
> > > > >> only
> > > > >> see the few music files that came with the MC machine, not my 3000+ music
> > > > >> files that show up when running the media center interface on my MC
> > > > >> machine.
> > > > >> I expected to see via the MC extender all the things that I see on the MC
> > > > >> machine, but there must be something I need to do to make the MC folders
> > > > >> visible via the MC extender. Any ideas? Thanks.
> > > > >>
> > > > >>
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
>
 
 
Bob





PostPosted: Fri Dec 24 13:26:55 CST 2004 Top

Media Center >> MCX can't see music No domain.

--
-Bob
____________________________
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Media Center Edition
www.microsoft.com/ehome



> I'll check the access/passwords to see if those are the culprits. Btw, is
> your other PC in a domain or just a stand alone PC?
>

>
> > That definitely is not correct. Like I said in another post,
> > I have all my music, pictures, and videos on a PC that is
> > not an MCE 2005 PC. And I can access all of that media
> > using the extender.
> >
> > The network shared folders need to be readable by everyone,
> > with no password required. Then they should be visible
> > to both the MCE 2005 PC and the MCX device.
> >
> > --
> > -Bob
> > ____________________________
> > Microsoft MVP
> > Windows XP Media Center Edition
> > www.microsoft.com/ehome
> >
> >

> > > John, did this work for you? I tried what Bob suggested and the MCX still
> > > only sees the files on the MCE machine. I gave HP a call and they told me
> > > that there isn't any way to get the MCX to see the contents of shared folders
> > > on your home network *unless* those shared folders are physically on the MCE
> > > machine (either they are located on an internal hd on the MCE machine or on
> > > an external hd usb/firewire connected to the MCE machine).
> > >
> > > Bob, does that sound right or am I missing something?
> > >
> > > Would be a shame if the MCX couldn't access those files.
> > >
> > > Thanks for any help.
> > >

> > >
> > > > The MCX has its own user account on the
> > > > MCE PC, so you need to repeat the process
> > > > from the MCX.
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > -Bob
> > > > ____________________________
> > > > Microsoft MVP
> > > > Windows XP Media Center Edition
> > > > www.microsoft.com/ehome
> > > >
> > > >

> > > > > I already did this on the MC machine, and the files are visible there via
> > > > > the media center interface. Are you saying that I should do this on the MCX
> > > > > as well? I had assumed the MCX would automatically have access to whatever
> > > > > the MC showed via the media center interface. I assume what you are
> > > > > suggesting doesn't add any information on the MCX, but simply changes access
> > > > > settings for the MCX on the MC machine - is that right?
> > > > >


> > > > > > From the "My Music" menu, press the Info button on
> > > > > > your remote, and select "Add Music".
> > > > > >
> > > > > > --
> > > > > > -Bob
> > > > > > ____________________________
> > > > > > Microsoft MVP
> > > > > > Windows XP Media Center Edition
> > > > > > www.microsoft.com/ehome
> > > > > >
> > > > > >


> > > > > >> I've installed the HP MC extender and can browse via the TV all my
> > > > > >> pictures
> > > > > >> resident on the MC machine. However, when I try to browse my music, I
> > > > > >> only
> > > > > >> see the few music files that came with the MC machine, not my 3000+ music
> > > > > >> files that show up when running the media center interface on my MC
> > > > > >> machine.
> > > > > >> I expected to see via the MC extender all the things that I see on the MC
> > > > > >> machine, but there must be something I need to do to make the MC folders
> > > > > >> visible via the MC extender. Any ideas? Thanks.
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >>
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> >
 
 
John





PostPosted: Fri Dec 24 14:07:00 CST 2004 Top

Media Center >> MCX can't see music Yes, it worked, but it took a long time. Here's what I did:

1. I logged on to my MCX machine and went into "My Music" and pressed the
"Info" button on the remote. In the Add Music area, I could not see my
music folder, which is on my MC machine.

2. I went to my MC machine, under My Computer, found my music folder, right
clicked and set it to shared access (read only).

3. I returned to my MCX machine and now my music folder on my MC machine
comes up as an option for adding music. I selected it, and the MCX machine
warned that it would take some time.

4. I waited, and eventually I could see a message indicated each album as
it was added.

I can now select all of my music on my MCX "My Music" (though it is
resident the MC machine). So it works, but I don't understand why I didn't
have to do the same thing for "My Pictures" which are also resident on the
MC machine but are visible on my MCX machine without any such steps.

Perhaps I'm a simple person here, but I would prefer that my MCX interface
simply be a window to what I see on my MC machine through its media
interface. But it appears that I will have to do this "add folders" thing
for everything (well, maybe not, since the pictures showed up without the
extra steps.




> John, did this work for you? I tried what Bob suggested and the MCX still
> only sees the files on the MCE machine. I gave HP a call and they told me
> that there isn't any way to get the MCX to see the contents of shared
> folders
> on your home network *unless* those shared folders are physically on the
> MCE
> machine (either they are located on an internal hd on the MCE machine or
> on
> an external hd usb/firewire connected to the MCE machine).
>
> Bob, does that sound right or am I missing something?
>
> Would be a shame if the MCX couldn't access those files.
>
> Thanks for any help.
>

>
>> The MCX has its own user account on the
>> MCE PC, so you need to repeat the process
>> from the MCX.
>>
>> --
>> -Bob
>> ____________________________
>> Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP Media Center Edition
>> www.microsoft.com/ehome
>>
>>


>> > I already did this on the MC machine, and the files are visible there
>> > via
>> > the media center interface. Are you saying that I should do this on
>> > the MCX
>> > as well? I had assumed the MCX would automatically have access to
>> > whatever
>> > the MC showed via the media center interface. I assume what you are
>> > suggesting doesn't add any information on the MCX, but simply changes
>> > access
>> > settings for the MCX on the MC machine - is that right?
>> >


>> > > From the "My Music" menu, press the Info button on
>> > > your remote, and select "Add Music".
>> > >
>> > > --
>> > > -Bob
>> > > ____________________________
>> > > Microsoft MVP
>> > > Windows XP Media Center Edition
>> > > www.microsoft.com/ehome
>> > >
>> > >


>> > >> I've installed the HP MC extender and can browse via the TV all my
>> > >> pictures
>> > >> resident on the MC machine. However, when I try to browse my music,
>> > >> I
>> > >> only
>> > >> see the few music files that came with the MC machine, not my 3000+
>> > >> music
>> > >> files that show up when running the media center interface on my MC
>> > >> machine.
>> > >> I expected to see via the MC extender all the things that I see on
>> > >> the MC
>> > >> machine, but there must be something I need to do to make the MC
>> > >> folders
>> > >> visible via the MC extender. Any ideas? Thanks.
>> > >>
>> > >>
>> >
>> >
>>