Setup a Media Server with Windows® 7 OS
What is the role of Media Server and how could you set it up on Windows 7 OS?
Windows 7 is the Operating System produced by Microsoft with more advanced features. Windows 7 comes with many versions like Windows 7 Professional Edition, Windows 7 Ultimate Editions, and Windows 7 Enterprise Editions etc. Windows 7 does not support older versions of some application software. It is the main problem that comes with Windows 7. Windows 7 provides faster performance for your system. Its taskbar provides bigger buttons and full-sized previews. Jump Lists is a special feature for the Windows 7 Operating system. It provides shortcuts to files, folders, and websites. Windows 7 provide better networking access, better Windows search etc. To enhance the performance of Media Player, you need to set up a Media Server with Windows 7 Operating system.
Following are the role and methods to set up a Media Server with Windows 7 OS:
- Role of Media server
- Download MediaPortal Media Server software
- Through Media Library
Role of Media server
It is the application program that simply stores and shares media. It is a simple Network-attached storage, a Home theater PC running in Windows XP Media Center Edition, MediaPortal or MythTV, or a commercial web server which hosts media for a large web site. All kinds of media are stored on the media server's hard drive. It is also used to run special applications that which allow you to access the media from a remote location through the Internet.
Download MediaPortal Media Server software
In order to set up the Media server, you need to download the MediaPortal Media Server software. After the downloading process, you need to launch the Media Portal configuration application, 'MediaPortal.DeployTool.exe'. Then, it would list many instructions and methods. You need to follow the instructions and set up a media server in Windows 7 Operating system.
In order to set up a Media server in Windows 7, you need to initially set up a Media library. After setting up a Media library, you need to then set up a Media Server Sharing 'Stream' option. To prevent some error messages, you need to disable your Firewall options. Then, finally you need to setting up the media server on Playstation 3 or other streamable device.
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