How To Remotely Stream Video, Audio, Pictures – Windows Home Server 2011

Remote streaming of media content is a very useful feature of Windows Home Server 2011. With Remote Streaming, you can remotely access and stream  videos, music and pictures with Remote Access. In this post I will tell you how to remotely stream media from Windows Home Server 2011.

Supported Formats:

AVI, MOV, M2T,M2TS,MTS, MP4A, MPEG-4, 3GP, H.264, ADTS, AVI, MPEG-2, AAC, MP3, LPCM, MPEG-1. MPEG2, AC3 support is planned to be provided in the final release version, however, it is not currently available for the beta version.

Open the Launchpad and login with your Windows Home Server user account.

Start Menu

Once logged in, select Remote Web Access from the Launchpad.


You will be redirected to a webpage, login with your Windows Home Server user credentials to continue.

Step 1

You will be redirected to a webpage where all shared content and systems will be accessible (depending on your user access rights). Go to the saved media files in the Library.

Step 2

Open a shared folder and double click on any file to start streaming.


Windows Home Server 2011 has a large array of codec support, the Home Server transcodes any video or audio file(s) to other formats and resolutions for content that is not playable.