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#1 GomeRyan

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 01:07 AM

I just upgraded to Windows Home Server 2011. I can access files and download them remotely. I can't stream media though. It shows my media the Media Library Window. But when I click on any of it, I get this message: "An error has occurred on the server. Please try again later. If the error continues, view Support Informationfor help." For a little while I was able to stream to my Windows Mobile phone. Now I can't stream to it either. Any advice?

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 02:36 AM

I just upgraded to Windows Home Server 2011. I can access files and download them remotely. I can't stream media though. It shows my media the Media Library Window. But when I click on any of it, I get this message: "An error has occurred on the server. Please try again later. If the error continues, view Support Informationfor help." For a little while I was able to stream to my Windows Mobile phone. Now I can't stream to it either. Any advice?


Sorry I missed your post earlier. What is the format of the files? There is little support for anything but a few file formats built in. Typically you have to use a transcoder but since I do not have a Windows Phone you might have to look for one.

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#3 GomeRyan

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 04:16 PM

All of my music is .wma. That should work, right?

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 08:14 AM

Frankly, the Media Service in WHS 2011 is not at all robust. See the last item in the TechNet Wiki here:
http://social.techne...essentials.aspx

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 08:58 AM

If it's music you want to stream, Subsonic does it well. I stream .m4a music files to my iPhone from my WHS 2011 server. Yes, I did have to purchase a license but it's donationware. I think I paid $15.

fwiw - mp3 is a better format only because with it you can FF or RW. Subsonic does not yet support FF/RW for .m4a yet.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 11:51 AM

Wonder if it can 1) stream WMA and 2) if it can FF/RW them?

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 01:09 AM

Thanks for the replies. I've noticed the media streaming in WHS isn't that great, which is a disappointment. But I did try Subsonic. It took a little tweaking to work with my setup, but now that it is working, it is awesome. I streamed music from my WHS to my Windows Phone all weekend. Thanks for the advice! I still wish WHS worked the way it's advertised though!

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 11:06 PM

I've tried subsonic several times and have not been able to get past my two router interface. I'm about to try it again by creating a DMZ on my first router. (The first router is a DSL/router/wireless switch from Qwest. I'm just using it for pass-through)

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 01:08 PM

Subsonic works like a champ on the Qwest router. Port forwarding from one router to another one worked as well! Weird this is my 5th attempt at different configurations and finally it has worked.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 05:03 PM

LOL, There's nuthin' like perseverance I tell ya, nuthin'. :)

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