Playing audio through another computers speakers
Posted 26 September 2007 - 08:51 AM
Any advice/help much appreciated!
Posted 26 September 2007 - 03:48 PM
Posted 26 September 2007 - 11:38 PM
Posted 26 September 2007 - 11:54 PM
Posted 27 September 2007 - 12:59 AM
The way I thought it might work is rather than buffer it as a stream like from on the internet, it would just play what arrived, as it arrived!
Thanks again, any more suggestions?
Posted 27 September 2007 - 03:21 AM
can anyone tell me how i can request the current song and position from WMP11? Do I need to us API? Does anyone have examples? (I have found some, but only for WMP9/10 which don't work with WMP11!
Posted 27 September 2007 - 04:18 AM
Posted 27 September 2007 - 04:33 AM
How would I go about this? where would I start?
(One comp is XP, one is Vista)
Posted 27 September 2007 - 05:46 AM
Any suggestions of what I could do?/ Am doing wrong?
Posted 27 September 2007 - 06:53 AM
Posted 27 September 2007 - 08:36 AM
That's exactly what I'm doing. Works fine with VNC. The lame thing about it is that winamp is no longer a native application on the laptop, so I have to switch desktop to control it.
If anyone know a way to make winamp act as a proxy for another instance on a server, I'd be happy...
So far I've only seen the opposite; solutions for playing sound on the laptop.
Posted 27 September 2007 - 08:45 AM
Thanks for your help
Posted 27 September 2007 - 11:44 AM
Are there any other programs that do support audio as well?
I am assuming you have set the server on the comp with the speakers, so is there any way to prevent needing to change desktop, using WMP, wimamp, or another program? (or even have a program set up to make API calls when needed)
Thanks for your help
Posted 27 September 2007 - 02:01 PM
If you set up VNC to control your server, you don't need any sound in your laptop, right? The sound should be working fine on the server, just like it is when you sit in front of it.
"Correct", and "no". That's the bad part about this solution. You need to switch the desktop (starting the VNC client) to control the music player on the server.
There are some solutions that might work better for you, like a music server with playlists and voting and stuff over HTTP. (Supposedly useful in an office, where you play music on a central computer.)
Check sourceforge for that.
Posted 27 September 2007 - 02:06 PM
With the VNC solution, the music player interface is on another computer. I like to have the winamp player in a corner of the screen so I can quickly change songs or check what artist is currently playing. That's a bit annoying to do through VNC.
It would be something like a fileserver, but with playlists.
Posted 27 September 2007 - 03:18 PM
The remote desktop client has a setting someplace to determine whether to bring sound from the remote to the local computer. If you turn it off sound will be played out of the remote computer's speakers.
Posted 27 September 2007 - 11:40 PM
Posted 28 September 2007 - 12:25 AM
I had a look in VNC but couldn't find where I could change this setting!
Can I do want I want through either of this programs, or does anyone know of any other programs that can do what I want?
Posted 28 September 2007 - 06:05 AM
With Windows XP, if you log into another computer with remote desktop, it will put up the welcome screen. It does not actually log you out though (programs will keep running.) If you enable fast user switching (in the control panel, under User Accounts) you can even have multiple user accounts logged in simultaneously. I'm not sure if you can be remoted in with one user account while someone uses the computer with another user account though.
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