How can I remotely play music from a second computer?

Question

Using a network can I control another pc to play mp3s through my stereo systym? I recently bought an old gateway pc with a pentel 200 cpu 4 meg hard drive, 32 megs of ram. I installed win 96se. sound card and its works fine.

I helped build a car unit using a lcd screen and irc remote...but would like to control what I play from my main pc.

Thanks

Don Schreier

Answer

This question was answered on February 4, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Well, there's Funk Software, Inc's PROXY REMOTE CONTROL software, which sells for $271.00 A trial version is available.

Then there's a Program called Net Control, which is shareware, and costs 29.000 to buy Problem is, there are a limited number of commands you can use The trial version of Net Control is available at Tucows com, and you can try it for 14 days for free.

A company called Yaosoft has a program called COOL! Remote Control It claims to allow remote access to a remote PC by configuring the IP address into your main computer It looks worth a try, and can also be downloaded in a trial version for free To purchase the program, the cost is $39.95.

My solution to this problem is about $80.00 worth of wireless hardware from X-10.com Works pretty well, and only requires one computer.

On the other hand, since you will probably run a wire for the network card, anyway, wouldn't it be just as easy to branch off of your current sound card and run audio wires?

RG

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Posted by Robert of Mesa Community College on February 4, 2003