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August 30, 2005 3:48:18 AM

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Does somebody out there have simple "one-line" diagrams or "bubble charts"
that illustrate alternatives for using WMP as a "jukebox" for my home audio
system? I have no problem buying a cheap PC to place next to my Salamander
rack. Yes, I have a nice set of speakers w/subwoofer connected to my PC --
and it does sound very good -- but 'cmon -- I have thousands of dollars worth
of audio gear sitting in my family room and living room that is hostage to a
5-disc CD changer. Of course, there is the "issue" of protected content and
how I can eithermigrate songs to another PC or configure a network and play
the songs that are stored on the "original" PC they were initially "bought
on" (isn't this wonderful -- might as well buy CD's huh?). Naturally, I want
"local control" of WMP to be adjacent to the other audio "controls" (don't
want to run to the basement where the "PC I bought the music with" sits --
just to queue-up another song) -- you know what I mean. I can't believe
there hasn't been more written about this. I am a busy guy with a business
to run. I am sure I could figure things out with a few beers and a week of
horsing around, but why re-invent the wheel? Any ideas? I will, however,
bet a dollar to a dime that the "protected content" thing will be a noose
around my neck in this instance. Thank-you Hollywood and Microsofy. I am 46
years old and... yeah, right -- I'm sitting here making "pirate" CD's for my
friends. For goondess, sake, if I can charge $200/hr as a consultant, why
would I bother? Anyway, has somebody out there set-up a "system" like this?
A friend of mine drug his laptop out to his living room for a 50th birthday
party and did it (it was nice), but that is not a very clean (or permanent)
set-up.

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JF
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August 30, 2005 1:03:45 PM

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JohnF wrote:
> Does somebody out there have simple "one-line" diagrams or "bubble
> charts" that illustrate alternatives for using WMP as a "jukebox" for
> my home audio system? I have no problem buying a cheap PC to place
> next to my Salamander rack. Yes, I have a nice set of speakers
> w/subwoofer connected to my PC -- and it does sound very good -- but
> 'cmon -- I have thousands of dollars worth of audio gear sitting in
> my family room and living room that is hostage to a 5-disc CD
> changer. Of course, there is the "issue" of protected content and
> how I can eithermigrate songs to another PC or configure a network
> and play the songs that are stored on the "original" PC they were
> initially "bought on" (isn't this wonderful -- might as well buy CD's
> huh?). Naturally, I want "local control" of WMP to be adjacent to
> the other audio "controls" (don't want to run to the basement where
> the "PC I bought the music with" sits -- just to queue-up another
> song) -- you know what I mean. I can't believe there hasn't been
> more written about this. I am a busy guy with a business to run. I
> am sure I could figure things out with a few beers and a week of
> horsing around, but why re-invent the wheel? Any ideas? I will,
> however, bet a dollar to a dime that the "protected content" thing
> will be a noose around my neck in this instance. Thank-you Hollywood
> and Microsofy. I am 46 years old and... yeah, right -- I'm sitting
> here making "pirate" CD's for my friends. For goondess, sake, if I
> can charge $200/hr as a consultant, why would I bother? Anyway, has
> somebody out there set-up a "system" like this? A friend of mine drug
> his laptop out to his living room for a 50th birthday party and did
> it (it was nice), but that is not a very clean (or permanent) set-up.

The moral of this story is don't buy copy-protected copyrighted
material. They are damaged goods.

My computer is connected to my stereo by optical digital connection, and
I don't have any copy-protected music, so I have no problems.

Simple diagram:

Computer Receiver
<------------------------------->
Digital out Digital in

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Anonymous
August 30, 2005 1:03:59 PM

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"JohnF" <JohnF@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:85641584-B190-4F27-9724-D801EA9413E8@microsoft.com...
> Does somebody out there have simple "one-line" diagrams or "bubble charts"
> that illustrate alternatives for using WMP as a "jukebox" for my home
> audio
> system?

Wireless Digital Music Player
http://www.netgear.com/products/details/MP101.php

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WH
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August 30, 2005 1:04:00 PM

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Thank-you, William.

Sorry about the somewhat harsh tone of my initial post -- I've been doing
some investigating and have found a few tidbits, but nothing comprehensive.
I'd really like to be able to "run" WMP10 from an "upstairs" computer next to
my audio rack --which would access the music on my "basement" computer. On
second thought, I'd rather not MOVE the files to another PC (which could be
problemmatic in itself).

Thanks again. I wil check-out the link.

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JF


"William Hart" wrote:

> "JohnF" <JohnF@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:85641584-B190-4F27-9724-D801EA9413E8@microsoft.com...
> > Does somebody out there have simple "one-line" diagrams or "bubble charts"
> > that illustrate alternatives for using WMP as a "jukebox" for my home
> > audio
> > system?
>
> Wireless Digital Music Player
> http://www.netgear.com/products/details/MP101.php
>
> --
> WH
>
>
>
Anonymous
August 30, 2005 1:48:55 PM

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"JohnF" <JohnF@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:300335D7-3F80-4CC7-8F87-BC63214B4618@microsoft.com...
> I'd really like to be able to "run" WMP10 from an "upstairs" computer next
> to
> my audio rack --which would access the music on my "basement" computer.
> On
> second thought, I'd rather not MOVE the files to another PC (which could
> be
> problemmatic in itself).

The problem with siting a PC next to the hi-fi is that the PC generates
noise and interference (not good for listening pleasure). The wireless
solution deals with that.

The Netgear device is an example, there are other similar devices available.

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WH
Anonymous
August 31, 2005 3:14:08 AM

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I only buy CDs and let MP copy them. I'm very unlikely to buy any modern CD.

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"kurttrail" <dontemailme@anywhereintheknowuniverse.org> wrote in message news:o 1I4CNWrFHA.2596@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> JohnF wrote:
>> Does somebody out there have simple "one-line" diagrams or "bubble
>> charts" that illustrate alternatives for using WMP as a "jukebox" for
>> my home audio system? I have no problem buying a cheap PC to place
>> next to my Salamander rack. Yes, I have a nice set of speakers
>> w/subwoofer connected to my PC -- and it does sound very good -- but
>> 'cmon -- I have thousands of dollars worth of audio gear sitting in
>> my family room and living room that is hostage to a 5-disc CD
>> changer. Of course, there is the "issue" of protected content and
>> how I can eithermigrate songs to another PC or configure a network
>> and play the songs that are stored on the "original" PC they were
>> initially "bought on" (isn't this wonderful -- might as well buy CD's
>> huh?). Naturally, I want "local control" of WMP to be adjacent to
>> the other audio "controls" (don't want to run to the basement where
>> the "PC I bought the music with" sits -- just to queue-up another
>> song) -- you know what I mean. I can't believe there hasn't been
>> more written about this. I am a busy guy with a business to run. I
>> am sure I could figure things out with a few beers and a week of
>> horsing around, but why re-invent the wheel? Any ideas? I will,
>> however, bet a dollar to a dime that the "protected content" thing
>> will be a noose around my neck in this instance. Thank-you Hollywood
>> and Microsofy. I am 46 years old and... yeah, right -- I'm sitting
>> here making "pirate" CD's for my friends. For goondess, sake, if I
>> can charge $200/hr as a consultant, why would I bother? Anyway, has
>> somebody out there set-up a "system" like this? A friend of mine drug
>> his laptop out to his living room for a 50th birthday party and did
>> it (it was nice), but that is not a very clean (or permanent) set-up.
>
> The moral of this story is don't buy copy-protected copyrighted
> material. They are damaged goods.
>
> My computer is connected to my stereo by optical digital connection, and
> I don't have any copy-protected music, so I have no problems.
>
> Simple diagram:
>
> Computer Receiver
> <------------------------------->
> Digital out Digital in
>
> --
> Peace!
> Kurt
> Self-anointed Moderator
> microscum.pubic.windowsexp.gonorrhea
> http://microscum.com/mscommunity
> "Trustworthy Computing" is only another example of an Oxymoron!
> "Produkt-Aktivierung macht frei"
>
>
!