WHAT I WANT TO DO:
I have two computers in one room, one is a laptop with crusty speakers and crusty soundcard. I want any sounds that would be played on the laptop to be instead played on a different computer, with a nice ForteMedia soundcard, internal amp, and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound speakers.
WHAT I HAVE:
The computer has a free 'line in' plug on the sound card.
The laptop has a speakers, line in, and microphone plug.
There is a network connection between the two computers. The laptop is running Windows XP Home, and the desktop is running Windows XP Professional.
HOW I'D LIKE IT DONE:
My preferred solutoin would be that all the sounds are transferred over the network... (I don't see that the delay would be unsuitable for this, would it?) Is there some sort of software available that will transfer all sounds to the other computer? I know Remote Access built into Windows XP does it, but it has to take over the entire laptop to do it...
An acceptible solution would also be to connect some sort of wiring to the line in slot (I need to know what wire!) of the computer and have those sounds supplied played directly to the speakers...
Another solution would be some sort of adapter where I can plug from the speakers out to the Dolby Digital in on the amp, preferably with some sort of merger so the existing soundcard can still play sounds without having to switch wires depending on what I want to hear sounds from...
I will be purchasing any required wires from www.dse.co.nz
at their retail shop so if you can't explain the wire required to me perfectly, maybe you can find it on there and give me a catalogue number/URL.