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  • How feasible is this idea? I want to put all my media - music and pictures in one location. All these files are currently on my laptop running Windows 7 with Media Center. I have a Windows 2000 server that is just sitting around - wasn't even on until yesterday. I want to move all the media files to it and serve them to my network media player (Soundbridge) which is connect to the house music system. I can currently do this from the laptop but need to boot it up anytime I want to hear music. The files are a mixture of WMA and MP3 files - about 3500 tracks. Are there some info I need to review before trying this?  I know about Easy Transfer, which I used when I transferred them to Windows 7 from Vista, but I haven't heard of anyone going in the opposite direction.
    • Edited by ShadowPdx Sunday, October 2, 2011 6:06 PM clarity
    Sunday, October 2, 2011 6:04 PM

Answers

  • You might be able to use a third party DLNA server on Windows 2000 like Wild
    Tversity to stream to the Soundbridge system. The Roku forums might be a good
    place to start. You'd have to manually copy the media folders to Windows 2000
     
    You could consider using the hardware running Windows 2000 (if it is powerful
    enough and is 64 bit capable) for Windows Home Server 2011.
     
    or you could probably minimally install a 32 bit version of Windows 7 on that
    hardware
     
    On Sun, 2 Oct 2011 18:04:46 +0000, ShadowPdx wrote:
     
    >How feasible is this idea? I want to put all my media - music and pictures in one location. All these files are currently on my laptop running Windows 7 with Media Center. I have a Windows 2000 server that is just sitting around - wasn't even on until yesterday. I want to move all the media files to it and serve them to my network media player (Soundbridge) which is connect to the house music system. I can currently do this from the laptop but need to boot it up anytime I want to hear music. The files are a mixture of WMA and MP3 files - about 3500 tracks. Are there some info I need to review before trying this?  I know about Easy Transfer, which I used when I transferred them to Windows 7 from Vista, but I haven't heard of anyone going in the opposite direction.
     

    Barb Bowman

    http://www.digitalmediaphile.com

    • Proposed as answer by Arthur Xie Thursday, October 6, 2011 4:55 AM
    • Marked as answer by Leon Liu - MS Tuesday, October 11, 2011 6:56 AM
    Monday, October 3, 2011 9:38 AM