Windows Media Connect

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  • Improved performance. Windows Media Connect 2.0 has been completely rewritten to improve general performance and stability.
  • Expanded device support. Several new DMRs, including the Xbox 360, are now supported by Windows Media Connect 2.0.
  • Streamlined device configuration. Windows Media Connect 2.0 has been redesigned to make it even easier to start sharing content with new devices.
  • Fewer network requirements. Windows Media Connect 2.0 supports a wider range of network environments than Windows Media Connect 1.0. For example, Windows Media Connect 2.0 supports streaming from computers that are joined to a domain (note that your network administrator may choose to block this capability).
  • Fewer software requirements. Unlike Windows Media Connect 1.0, version 2.0 no longer requires installation of Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1.
  • Support for Universal Naming Convention (UNC) locations. You can now share content that is stored in a shared network folder by specifying its UNC location, such as \\servername\sharename\foldername.
  • Support for removable storage locations. You can now share content that is stored at a removable storage location, such as on a USB flash drive, Secure Digital card, CompactFlash card, data CD, or data DVD.
  • Support for ASF file format. You can now share audio-only ASF (Advanced Systems Format) files.
  • Improved browsing on devices. Windows Media Connect 2.0 lets your digital media receivers display your content by folder name, as well as by artist, album, and so on.
  • Better integration with Windows Firewall. Windows Media Connect 2.0 automatically opens the necessary ports in Windows Firewall and allows you to reset the Windows Firewall settings from within Windows Media Connect.
  • Streamlined user interface. Rarely used options, such as the option to rename devices or the option to only share folders when you are logged on to your computer, have been removed from Windows Media Connect 2.0.

Application Details:

Version: 2.0
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.12

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Nothing. Install still does not proceed past the extraction step.

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Extraction for installation.


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Still problems, but I feel that once the files are extracted, the software should install regularly.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 11 20091.1.12No Not installable NoGarbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 5.10 "Breezy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 14 20060.9.5.No No NoGarbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 5.10 "Breezy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 31 20050.9.4.No No NoGarbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 5.10 "Breezy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 22 20050.9.3.No No NoGarbagean anonymous user 

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