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#1 Sir Topham Hatt

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 10:59

I know this is perhaps going to sound like a silly question but here goes:

 

I have a network of two computers, upstairs the main PC, downstairs the HTPC.  Both running Windows 7.

How would I go about playing music from one of the computers, but allowing the 2nd computer to pick up the feed?

 

So I can be playing Christmas music upstairs, but it will also come out of the speakers downstairs at the same time with no delay.

Me being me would think about connecting a physical cable but I don't have a cable as long and it's a bit of hassle a few days before Christmas.

 

Thanks




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Posted 22 December 2013 - 11:15

I believe J River Media Center can do this. (http://www.jriver.com) Its a bit spendy to buy but they do have a trial version that would get you through Christmas at least.



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 11:49

Why would you need 3rd party for something so basic?

http://windows.micro...ws-media-player
Stream your media to devices and computers using Windows Media Player

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 11:54

Hello,

Should audio be synced?

#5 Nayos

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 12:20

iTunes and Airplay can do this. You may need shairport4w as well.

 

Or there's logitech media server (squeezebox)



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 23:51

VLC using multicast will keep it in sync. works well over wireless too. nice and easy to setup.

 

edit: i used this last year for the same reason as you.



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 00:45

@tonyjr are you old enough to know who your avatar pic is? 1986 Guess not, have you ever watched the show?

#8 OP Sir Topham Hatt

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 08:14

Thanks, I'll take a look at Win Media and VLC :D



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 15:00

@tonyjr are you old enough to know who your avatar pic is? 1986 Guess not, have you ever watched the show?

Sgt Bilko :D ! I've seen a few of them, I do like some a lot of the older comedies.



#10 spikey_richie

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 15:06

You could also use Winamp ShoutCast if none of the other solutions float your boat.





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