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Phatty
2006-01-18, 06:44
I've poked around but could not find anything related to this- if I am posting in an inappropriate area, please point me in the right direction.


Scenario:
1 PC with music library hooked up to soundsystem which provides audio throughout my home. Several other PC's located around the house.

Question:
I am wondering if it is possible to use the Slim server software to control the local media player on the library PC. In this way I could launch a web browser from a laptop and control the music from anywhere in my house.

Just to be clear, I don't want the audio to stream to my laptop- instead, I just want it to play on the remote "library" PC.

What do you think? Can it be done?

adhawkins
2006-01-18, 07:18
Hi,

In article <Phatty.21u25b (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>,
Phatty<Phatty.21u25b (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
> Just to be clear, I don't want the audio to stream to my laptop-
> instead, I just want it to play on the remote "library" PC.
>
> What do you think? Can it be done?

I think so, yes. You could either run SoftSqueeze on the playout PC, and
control that via the web interface, or run a standard streaming MP3 player
pointed at http://your.slimserver.address/stream.mp3 and again control what
tracks are streamed using the web interface.

Andy

Mark Lanctot
2006-01-18, 07:22
I think I understand what you're asking and yes,
it's possible in an indirect way.

You can't directly control a networked software
player, but here's what you can do. This works, I
just tested it out.

Open SlimServer. Start the remote software
player. Point it to <SlimServer
IP>:9000/stream.mp3. Press PLAY. Nothing will
happen, but with foobar2000, for example, it
should show that it's playing a 320 kbps MP3 and
the song title is "Welcome to SlimServer".

Refresh the SlimServer page and the software
player should appear in the Settings section as
"Player Settings for player at <IP address>". On
the right, you should see that the player name has
changed to a drop-down list, allowing you to
choose that player. Switch to that player, put
some items in its playlist and press PLAY on
SlimServer. After a buffering delay, the remote
player will start playing. You can pause or stop
the stream from this location as well. When you
pause or stop, keep in mind there is a buffering
delay.

You can rename the player in the player settings link.

So if you always keep the remote player on,
pointed to that location and on play mode, you can
stop, pause or change the stream at any time using
a SlimServer window from any networked PC.

Phatty wrote:
> I've poked around but could not find anything
related to this- if I am
> posting in an inappropriate area, please point me in
the right
> direction.
>
>
> Scenario:
> 1 PC with music library hooked up to soundsystem
which provides audio
> throughout my home. Several other PC's located
around the house.
>
> Question:
> I am wondering if it is possible to use the Slim
server software to
> control the local media player on the library PC. In
this way I could
> launch a web browser from a laptop and control the
music from anywhere
> in my house.
>
> Just to be clear, I don't want the audio to stream
to my laptop-
> instead, I just want it to play on the remote
"library" PC.
>
> What do you think? Can it be done?
>
>

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Mark Lanctot
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Phatty
2006-01-18, 07:56
Whoah... being a Slim newb, on first read this seems like a handful, but I think when I get home tonight I will give it a shot and it will all make perfect sense.

Thank you very much for the ideas!

Any other suggestions are, of course, most welcome.


-Matt

Phatty
2006-01-19, 20:20
It worked! (of course it did)

After spending some time using slimserver and SoftSqueeze I see that my question was rather elementary.

Thanks for the help!

Now I am off in search of a plugin that will allow me to FF/Rew from the web UI.


-Matt