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Windows 7: Pushing a song over homegroup

26 Feb 2010   #1
ForeverZero89

Win7 HP x64
 
 
Pushing a song over homegroup

hi guys, just wondering if there is a way(pretty sure there is) to push a song over my win7 network so that it plays on all the machines at the same time. like i open the song on my comp and it magically plays on all the comps. all machines are win7(only one is 32 bit).


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26 Feb 2010   #2
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Yes you can stream it... I dont think you can play on all PC's simultaneously though!
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26 Feb 2010   #3
ForeverZero89

Win7 HP x64
 
 

yea i can do streaming on all the pc's. i want to kind of do a broadcast type thing. the reason this came is we are trying to sell the house and when people come over i want to have a cool song in the background trough all the pcs. there has to be a way, i hope.

anyway thanks for posting.
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27 Feb 2010   #4
fatedquest

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I don't think there is a way. For that to happen, the program in the compter you are broadcasting FROM need to be able to send a command to the computerS your are broadcasting TO such that it will play an audio stream. That's pretty much controller a device on another computer remotely and unobtrusively, which is a pretty hard thing to do. However, I would also like to know if there is a way to do this. Thanks
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27 Feb 2010   #5
ForeverZero89

Win7 HP x64
 
 

dang, maybe there is third party software that can do this?
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27 Feb 2010   #6
Little Darwin

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

I had thje same desire for a different reason... If you have radios in different places in the house, this seems to work well for me:

Donít Buy Any FM Transmitter Until Youíve Seen Our FM Transmitter - Whole House FM Transmitter.com

Just tune the FM radios to the proper frequency, and you have a whole house (and yard) sound system.
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28 Feb 2010   #7
fatedquest

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Actually, I just thought of a workaround.

If it is possible to set up an internet radio station, then you can also set up an radio station on one PC, except it'll just be a LAN radio station. It should be easier to do too, I'm sure there are guides online.

Then you just need to set your favorite music player to connect to the stream.

The important thing is the address to your stream. If all the other PCs are connected to the same address, then it will all play whatever song you're streaming.

I've set up something similar between my PC and my Wii before, to stream whatever music that's playing on my PC and also youtube videos.

I think the keywords "streaming music over LAN" in Google will get you the needed guides. Good luck.

However this won't automatically make the other computers play the music. The other computers have to open the music player first and connect to the stream. But, you can set them to do this every startup.
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28 Feb 2010   #8
ForeverZero89

Win7 HP x64
 
 

sweet! thanks, ill give that a try.
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