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If there is a Windows 7 PC with shared music on it, why can only one person access X track at a time? ("File is already in use")

The users are only reading the file, why can't multiple users play X track at once?
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I haven't run into this problem so I can't give you a solution, but the cause seems to be the player software locks the file. Try opening a file with another player if you have something else installed and see then if it still locks - as I said I haven't had this issue, but this is what I'd try first.
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Um... this shouldn't be an occurence. Reading files should allow multiple users to play music.

What OS(es) are you using? What media players, etc?
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Um... this shouldn't be an occurence. Reading files should allow multiple users to play music.
What OS(es) are you using? What media players, etc?

I honestly don't know what was happening yesterday - it's working fine today. For the record, it was:

'Serving' PC: Windows 7 x64
Client PC A: Windows 7 x64
Client PC B: Windows 7 x64
DMP-BDT220GN (BDP, 'Network Drive' function - connects using folder names and user accounts)

What was happening was:

Play X track in foobar2000 on PC A and try to play that same track at the same time on PC B, foobar presents an error that file is in use.
Play X track on BDP and try to play on a PC, foobar presents same error.
Play X track on a PC and try to play in on the BDP at the same time, BDP simply hangs at 00:00.

But today, no such issue. Tried 2 PCs + BDP all playing one file at once, worked just fine. I wonder if it will be a recurring issue...
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