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Windows 7: Controlling Windows 7 music server from another computer

25 Jul 2013   #1
gibson321

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 
Controlling Windows 7 music server from another computer

I have a large living room. On one end of the room is a Windows 7 computer connected to speakers and a media system. This has all my music contained on it.

On the other end of the room, I have a netbook. However, to change the music on my desktop, I have to get up off my sofa, walk over to the desktop PC and change tracks on the desktop PC. I want to be able to control everything from the netbook.

Is there a good music server that I can run on my desktop PC that allows me to change the tracks, play and pause from my netbook from a web interface?


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25 Jul 2013   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Welcome gibson321,


If both are connected to the internet, you could use Freeware TeamViewer to remote connect to the desktop.
I use it to connect to other computers in my workplace & at home when testing out various systems.

TeamViewer
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25 Jul 2013   #3
gibson321

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Hi DocBrown

I'd rather a method with less overhead that works over the home network.
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25 Jul 2013   #4
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gibson321 View Post
Hi DocBrown

I'd rather a method with less overhead that works over the home network.
If your two computers were running the same OS Windows 7 (or even Vista) you could remotely use the Windows media player through network by allowing both computer to share media files from a created Homegroup settings or added one.

see also: Media Sharing Using Windows Media Player - Enable or Disable or Media Streaming Using Windows Media Player - Turn On or Off
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25 Jul 2013   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Doc is right. If you want to control your desktop from the netbook, Teamviewer is an excellent option. And I don't see your concern regarding the overhead.
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25 Jul 2013   #6
gibson321

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

One of my netbooks is running Linux - is there really no web interface or special server I could use>?
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25 Jul 2013   #7
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Could try some tools for streaming media...
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25 Jul 2013   #8
gibson321

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Thanks NoN, but I don't want to stream media; just control it.
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25 Jul 2013   #9
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

So a NAS (Network Attached Storage) is a solution at cost...
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25 Jul 2013   #10
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
So a NAS (Network Attached Storage) is a solution at cost...
Since the other PC is the one playing the music, how would a NAS be the solution?
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