Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Changing The Windows Media Library Name in WMP12

Found an issue in Windows Media Player 12 that comes with Windows 7 today.  If you change the name of the media library (in the Media streaming options), it suddenly disappears from all other computers on the network and you can no longer stream media!  Turns out that Windows does not apply the change immediately and you need to restart the Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service to apply the change.  After this the renamed media library will again be immediately available from all other computers on the network.