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Windows® 7 Visual™ Quick Tips by Paul McFedries

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5.9. Share Your Media Library with Others

You can listen to the songs and view the photos and videos in your Media Player library on another device by sharing your library over a wired or wireless network.

If you have spent a great deal of time ripping audio CDs, downloading music files, adding other media to your library, and organizing the library, you probably do not want to repeat all that work on another computer. If you have a wired or wireless network, however, you can take advantage of the library work you have done on one computer by sharing — or streaming — that library over the network. This enables any other computer using Windows 7 to include your media in that machine's Media Player library.

This also applies to other user accounts ...

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