Windows Media Player XP v 11 network sharing not working.

When I try to enable the "Share my media" check box in Windows Media Player v 11 for XP, the frame freezes initially then returns but will not open the next screen to make further selections and to continue.  The result is that I cannot share media from media player to my home network. 

This is after reloading Media Player 11.  All worked well prior to this but the old media player lost the playlists.

My network acknowledges the media players (2 - Rokus) but Media Player does not.

I have windows update automatically and am running SP3 of Windows XP 32 bit.

I have read other similar posts and have verified all the settings recommended via My Computer, Manage, etc.

 

Thanks,

 

Doug

 

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Last updated March 26, 2018 Views 936 Applies to:
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Hi Doug,

I would suggest you to try the steps mentioned below.

Method 1: Restart Windows media player network sharing service

To start Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service

a. Click Start. Right-click My Computer, and then click Manage.

b. Expand Services and Applications, and then click Services.

c. If the Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service is not started, right-click it, and then click Start.

d. Restart your computer.

Check if you’re able to share the media.

Method 2: Check the status of SSDP (Simple Service Discovery Protocol) Discovery Service

a. Click Start. Right-click My Computer, and then click Manage.

b. Expand Services and Applications, and then click Services.

c. Scroll until you find “SSDP Discovery Service”.

d. Make sure "Startup type:" is set to "Manual" and the "Service status:" is "Started".

e. Press "OK" and scroll down to "Universal Plug and Play Device Host" and double click on it.

fMake sure "Startup type:" is set to "Manual" and the "Service status:" is "Started".

g. Press "OK" and close all windows.

Open Windows Media Player 11 and now try to share the media.

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