Welcome to BroadbanterBanter. |
You are currently viewing as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today.
|uk.comp.home-networking (UK home networking) (uk.comp.home-networking) Discussion of all aspects of computer networking in the home, regardless of the platforms, software, topologies and protocols used. Examples of topics include recommendations for hardware or suppliers (e.g. NICs and cabling), protocols, servers, and specific network software. Advertising is not allowed.|
| ||Thread Tools||Display Modes|
playing audio cds via a networked drive!
try videolan, (not tried myself) but it supposedly allows streaming of all sorts
of media files over a network
Rob Morley wrote:
In article ,
I have a laptop that I have just networked to my xp machine and i'd like to
be able to use the cd drive on the main unit to play audio cds, however i
can only ever use the drive to look at files and not play music!
is there any way to do this?
I guess you mean how can you play music on your laptop when the CD is in
the desktop CD drive. The easiest way I can think of is to rip the CD
to MP3, put the MP3s on a networked drive and play them on the laptop.
Presumably you wouldn't need to control the ripping remotely, as you
have to go to the desktop machine to load the CD anyway, so just stick
the CD in, start the ripper and go back to your laptop - by the time you
get there it might even have finished the first track.
If you listen to a lot of music on your computer you might want to rip a
load of MP3s (or Ogg, WMA, whatever) and burn them to CD, or just keep
them on the hard drive - many hours of listening without having to
change the disc, and lets face it, you won't be too fussy about quality
if you're listening on a laptop :-)
|Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)|
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|playing a sound file while phoning||Frank Lekens||uk.telecom.voip (UK VOIP)||4||January 26th 06 04:04 PM|
|PlusNet Newsservers playing up again||AMO||uk.telecom.broadband (UK broadband)||12||January 14th 05 11:02 AM|
|Wanadoo plans BB drive||scuffler||uk.telecom.broadband (UK broadband)||0||December 13th 04 07:21 PM|
|Zen playing up this week||Phil||uk.telecom.broadband (UK broadband)||3||February 29th 04 08:38 PM|
|Email problems with networked broadband?||Steve||uk.telecom.broadband (UK broadband)||0||July 22nd 03 08:05 AM|