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Windows 7: how to Play music on a laptop via a pc

29 Dec 2016   #11

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)

I disagree that setting up a Homegroup would do the same thing. The OP wants to be able to use his laptop to control the music playing on his DESKTOP where the headphone transmitter is plugged in. The Homegroup option would work fine if what he wanted to do was share the music files on his desktop and play them on his laptop. That would require plugging the transmitter into the laptop which he does not want to do.

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29 Dec 2016   #12

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Ya, I suppose you`re right, the music he chose to play from his desktop using the Home group option would play on his laptop, but he`d have to use another set of headphones plugged into the laptop, so ya that`s a no go.
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29 Dec 2016   #13

8.1 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
After reading all the posts and re-reading the OP's initial post, I think I understand what he wants to do.

The headphones claim to have a range of 300ft which hopefully is enough range for him to be in another room listening to music being played on his desktop. He wants to be able to control the music playing on his desktop from his laptop.

One way I can think for him to be able to do that is to use a remote connection to remote into his desktop from his laptop and then he would be able to change songs, pause, stop/start, etc... the music being played on his desktop from his laptop. As he said, use the laptop as a remote control. He could install TeamViewer on both computers to be able to do that. Or, if his desktop is running a "Pro" version of Windows, he could use Remote Desktop Connection.

Having said that, it seems like kind of a hassle just to use those headphones to listen to music in a different room. Personally, I would rather have headphones that plug into the laptop and then have my music saved on the laptop (more portable) or at least shared over the network from the desktop.

Another way to use use the headphones would be to plug the transmitter into the laptop and play the music on the laptop (leaving the desktop out of the mix) but that would require carrying the transmitter from room to room and plugging it into the mains there.

For the record, I have a pair of those headphones but I only use them to listen to TV late at night when my wife is asleep and use them only in the same room with the TV. They work great for that.

@hdmi - There is no place on the headphones to plug in the cable you suggested. The transmitter can be connected via RCA phono plugs or 3.5mm plug but the headphones themselves are wireless only.
Oops... it seems I have read the wrong manual. My bad!

Another option he could use is: MyURemote for windows - MyURemote - Universal Remote Control App
But unlike TeamViewer it's not free.
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30 Dec 2016   #14

Windows 7 & Windows 8.1

Hi thankyou for your replies, i wasent getting notifications as ii should have been i might check out teamveiwer so how it works i will let yass know
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07 Jan 2017   #15

Windows 7 & Windows 8.1

Was going to go with teamviewer but it seems my PCs headphone sockets damaged so nothing works now anyway thanks for all your help
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07 Jan 2017   #16

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)

That's too bad. You could always get something like this to plug into a USB port: USB Sound Adapter
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08 Jan 2017   #17

Windows 7 & Windows 8.1

Thanks for that. I have ordered one ��
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