I had mentioned in my first post that I wanted to stream media to my PCs and consoles. I had no success with the Media Sharing compared to ability out of the box. I am however able to find a lot of information on the internet of people who have had/are having the same problems.
Getting PCs to work was the firs problem I solved. Playing videos through Media Center was a matter of installing the right codecs. I found the Combined Community Codec Pack was the choice that sounded best to me. If you have Vista 64-bit you will also need to find “x64 Componets_v152.exe” I also needed to install a reg hack to be able to see .mp4 files in Media Center. I don’t recall where I got either of the last two updates, but you can get the contents of the .reg file by viewing the rest of this blog.