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Windows 7: A way to stream music from once pc to another..


08 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
A way to stream music from once pc to another..

Perhaps the subject is a bit misleading.. I am actually looking for a way, to double click an audio file on a pc in one room, and have it output from a pc in another room. Let me explain myself..

My folks have a computer in their laundry room.. They are familiar with Itunes, use it, and also internet radio.. However, it does not do them much good in the laundry room. However, I am putting together a media center pc for them for christmas, and one potential problem I can see, is on the music side.. I do not want them browsing the net on this other computer, locating tunes... What would be much easier, would be to actually let them manage the music side of things in their laundry room, and stream it out to the other computer in the living room..

Yes, I know, there is hardware that will wirelessly transmit an audio signal from one pnt to another.. My question, is there a way to use to computers to essentially accomplish the same..

I know this is not really Windows 7 specific, but by all means, if there is a way Windows 7 can assist in accomplishing this, do not hesitate to let me know..

Thanks!!


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08 Dec 2009   #2

 
 

I'm not sure I understand what you're saying 100%.

The media pc will have speakers right?

What about just sharing and mapping the network path?
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08 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Well.. that is just it.. We are trying to avoid the need for keyboard and mouse in the living room.. I want them to be able to use the media center pc with a standard remote control, but take advantage of the stereo system there, by sending music to it from the pc in the laundry room.. The selection will also take place in the laundry room.. it will just come out of the speakers in the living room.. All I want them to select in the living room, is movies, tv, etc.. via remote.. I find the music selection in media center to be a bit clunky
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09 Dec 2009   #4

 
 

I'm pretty sure you can share your database of music etc, make a playlist off the shared music and control with the remote.
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09 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Yeah.. I do not want them controlling the music side with the remote.. Who knows, they may want to use rhapsody, or pandora.. better to just control it from the other machine.. I guess.. one option, would be to use a remote app like vnc, connect up to the media center computer from the laundry room, and access, Itunes.. etc.. from there. That is a possibility, I had not considered till I started writing this.. Still, someone should write an app, that lets you take the output from one computers sound, and forward it out across the network to another computer, and from their to that computer's speakers.. I can't hardly believe no one has done this. Would seem like an excellent way to fill a house with music, from one central location..
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09 Dec 2009   #6

 
ITUNES

V.9.02 has the ability to share via "HOMEGROUP" its a new feature added on for Windows 7.
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09 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Yeah.. that is fine and good.. But it doesn't present an option to run the file on one computer, and have it output to speaker on another.. Still, think I have a good work-around perhaps with vnc..
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09 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
V.9.02 has the ability to share via "HOMEGROUP" its a new feature added on for Windows 7.
Isn't that the same thing as the Stream option in WMP12?
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17 Dec 2009   #9
x3m

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail (x64)
 
 
Me to!

I've been looking for the exact same thing! (but my case is a little different, I have a desktop hocked up to my house' speakr system, and I want to be control what plays on it from my netbook [via wifi], so I can be in another room - both run Windows 7).
The closest thing I found is this: Share Speaker Player: How to Play Music on Another Computer’s Speakers || Technology Nerd
Seems like I will do the job, but its paid. ALtought there is a 30-day trial [wich I still havent tried]...
Please share, if you find any better solution...
[sorry for any bad English]
x3m
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18 Dec 2009   #10
x3m

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail (x64)
 
 

ShareSpeaker seems to be doing the job for me, and it seems like now it’s totally free! But it will stream what you play in its own player (an integrated WindowsMediaPlayer), so it seems (read: I'm not sure) that it won’t stream web radio and others like you wanted...
But please still share any other findings...

x3m
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