View Full Version : [ubuntu] Sharing media from win 7

October 20th, 2010, 08:55 AM
I have a windows 7 desktop storing a great deal of music and video, and would like to access that media from my ubuntu 10.10 laptop via my wireless router. Ideally, I would be able to view the music in a media library (similar to itunes) on the laptop.
Is this possible?
Are there popular apps for this?

October 20th, 2010, 12:07 PM
That functionality is included out of the box. Make the share on windows, and in ubuntu go to places > network and browse to the share. If prompted for login and password, use your windows account login and password.

Once that works, you can streamline the process by creating a bookmark for it, or a mountpoint and have rhythmbox or whatever music app you use, include that in its library.