Playing music 'through' another pc on a wireless network

Posted on 2006-06-07
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I have the usual home setup of a desktop and a laptop. Although the laptop is a MAC andf the PC is an IBM compat.

When I access music files (mp3's) on the PC from the laptop they are played through the laptop. Is there any way I can open an mp3 on the desktop and get the desktop to play it through it's own soundcard?
Question by:steviecook
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    Accepted Solution

    You can simply install VNC on your desktop and just remote control it using his ip address to connect to it using a web browser from the laptop on port 5800.
    (i.e it's a free and simple to install.

    your other option is to install winamp on your desktop and add to it this plugin:
    it lets you connect to your winamp from a web browser on another computer.
    it is a cool solution too.
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    Expert Comment

    several media players can do this.

    I have a wireless media player, that can search multiple computers for music files, netgear MP101, this may not be exactly what you are looking for, but i think the software included can do what you want.

    Good Luck,

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