Opening ports for Windows Media Encoder

June 9, 2018

To configure the firewall for Windows Media Encoder:

I. First, you must go to the 'Network Monitor' panel, right-click the mouse and choose 'Add rule'->'Add'.

II. In the new window that appears, put the following rule for TCP protocol:

Action = Allow
Protocol = TCP
Direction = In
Source IP = Any
Remote IP = your computer IP adress (use 'Any', if you are using a modem and not a router; this way you won't have to change the IP every time you connect to Internet)
Source port = Any
Remote port = 8090

III. make sure to move the rule up, over the default rule 'Block IP in'. ( CPF 'reads/applicates' the rules from the top to the bottom)

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