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Can`t stream media to my xbox

Hey all, now iv`e got my xp sp2 computer linked to my 360, both the xbox and the pc see each other, the xbox even comes up with my pc name and the little wmp logo but when i trie to stream photos or music the xbox opens up folders at a time ie my documents then click on it then my photos then click then it searches for a period of time and comes back at me with no items found. same as my music, so i probably have not opened something on my pc? dont know, any comments would be greatful. ****....

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Make sure your items are not hidden, try using a different folder, also music and and other forms of media can be in different formats that are not recognized by microsoft. Try with other forms of media. Also next time when you post please be a bit more specific, like step-by-step, that way you might even solve the problem yourself!

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