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How to stream music over the internet with Windows 7

David Fearon explains how to set up Windows Media Player's internet streaming feature

By David Fearon, 15 Sep 2009 at 17:34

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With Windows 7 comes the new version of the now very mature Windows Media Player. The main addition to Media Player 12 is its ability to share music and video not only over the local network, but also over the wider internet.

That means you can set your local PC up as your own personal media server, and stream your albums to the PC in your office (as long as the office firewall allows it) or a laptop anywhere in the world.

Our six-step walkthrough shows you how to set this feature up.

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Thanks for the tutorial. I actually use a different site called Torch Music ( and it works really great, I use it to make playlists and listen to random artists I like. Have you heard of it?

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