So let me just say that I’m a total noob. I’m moving over to the Apple ecosystem little by little. From my iPhone 7 to my Apple TV 4K to an iMac some time next year.
So seeing as I’m still on Windows PC, I’ve been having trouble connecting my shares to my iPhone or ATV. I’ve tried the guides for sharing and finally got my iPhone to see my laptop but only after setting up a Workgroup.
But under shared, every time I select the Laptop or IP address, I get errors. For the Laptop everything is grayed out and I get the cannot connect error.
For the IP address I get a username and password combination error. Not sure which username/password combo it’s asking for?
I’ve actually been trying for days with no luck. I was looking forward to trying out my 4K HDR movies
Have you looked at the support page here Streaming From a Mac, PC, or NAS – Firecore ? Down near the bottom of that page is a section “Device specific notes” there’s even a note regarding Windows 10 and a link to a page to help setting that up for sharing.
I think we are past the Windows/Mac specific issues because the username and password errors are present on both platforms. So could you perhaps tell me what Username and password I need to fill in? Maybe that’s all I need to do. I mean it’s seeing my laptop. So the sharing is working. Just needs authorization of some sort?
That’s what I was trying to explain, I do not know how users are set up in Windows 10 and how access is granted for those users to different drives and directories so I really don’t have a clue as to what user and password to tell you to use. On the Mac I have set up multiple users and each one has access to different directories and each has different passwords.
Again, you showed two different ways of accessing shares, DLNA and SMB. I’d stick with SMB from my experiences and hopefully someone who does know windows will be able to give you specific directions on how to set up users and privileges.
Hi. Thanks for the reply. That link seems to be irrelevant to my needs as it only allows sharing to specific apps like Twitter, Facebook, Mail.
I also tried using my laptop password and email address as my username to no avail. I’m really lost. I was looking forward to purchasing the Pro version and leaving Plex behind because I don’t like the whole mandatory server sync and buffering issues.
Do you know anyone with similar problems with a step by step tutorial for Windows 10?
I’m really looking forward to that new update. Sounds like a much needed change for Windows users!
Sorry you’re having such an issue getting set up. I was directed by a friend that consults on PCs to one more tutorial on win 10 sharing that is very detailed on how to share folders and set levels. Try these instructions, their really clear. Heck I think even I could follow them. LOL
OMG! It worked! You sir, are a legend! Shares showed up and my username and password were accepted. Frame rate and HDR switching worked flawlessly and that moment, when the content ACTUALLY plays after trying for so long and almost giving up? Pure Joy! Lol