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I'm looking for a simple method to stream video from one Win7 computer on my home network to another Win7 computer.

Given the following constraints:

  • The video being streamed can be any of the common formats and containers.
  • Everything is controlled from the sending computer.
    • There should be no need to touch the receiving computer, which is hooked up to a TV.
  • No transcoding.

... how can I configure the receiving computer such that it will listen for a stream and, when it receives the stream, show it full screen?

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Asking for software recommendations is off topic here, please read our faq. You might want to check out vlc, it can do this. –  terdon Aug 4 '13 at 18:01
You can use Play-to: windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/… –  Bala Sivakumar Aug 6 '13 at 2:33
@terdon how do you configure a vlc client to play any stream directed at it? All the instructions I see are for the client picking a specific stream to play. –  foosion Aug 6 '13 at 10:53
@BalaSivakumar I hadn't realized WMP would play as many formats and containers, although it does require using codec packs. –  foosion Aug 6 '13 at 10:54
Have a look at videolan.org/vlc/streaming.html. –  terdon Aug 6 '13 at 14:18

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