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Stream Video from Server Essentials 2012 R2; not download!

Posted on 2013-12-27
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Hi Experts,

I have been using Windows Home Server for years, and have upgraded to Server Essentials 2012 R2. I installed the Media Pack, and I'm able to view the video files in my library using remote access from any browser. However, when I click on a video - it doesn't stream it, it downloads it. I tried in IE and Chrome. From on my network (internal), as well as off (external).

I was able to stream the video in a new tab in previous versions- is there a work around, or something  I can do to enable streaming?

Thanks,

Angeal
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Hi Janpakula,

Yes, media streaming has been enabled.
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Microsoft stopped new development on Windows Media Services and No further development will be done. The replacement technology is Smooth Streaming with IIS Media Services.

install that


http://www.iis.net/media


good explanation how it works is here


http://brandonpotter.wordpress.com/2010/01/31/demystifying-iis-smooth-streaming-live-smooth-streaming/
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It wasn't working because VLC was the default player for .mp4 files. After changing the setting back to the default (Windows Media Player) - video started to stream again.

Angeal
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The Expert comment wasn't a solution in this case.
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