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Old 04-10-2005, 06:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Audio Streaming over Ethernet (LAN) in WinXP Pro.

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Can we use WMP10 to stream music files to a local network?

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Old 04-10-2005, 02:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello,

It is possible to use WMP10, but you don't use Windows Media Player 10 to stream the audio, but to act as a client to listen to it.

You'll need to download Windows Media Encoder. Currently, they only have a WME version 9. However, any version of WMP 7+ can act as a client.

Basically, the program allows you to setup a local media server, and stream video files, live videos from capture devices, audio files, or live audio. If setup correctly, a client simply connects to the media server (the machine) using WMP. The client would go to open in WMP and type the address of the machine.

Once connected, you're streaming away! There might be a slight delay though. The WME 9 has to encode audio and video files to either Windows Media Video files or Windows Media Audio files, so encoding will drain most of the CPU, of the 'media server'.


You can also use Winamp and SHOUTcast. However it is slightly more tricky. However, it uses less resources and streams MP3s effortlessly as they are, without the need of encoding.
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there a remote setting that let you do it, but I forgot what it was
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Hi,

Thank you. It helps me a lot to go further. I am trying to install WME7+ at the near time being.

I have tried to play around with SHOUTcast and Winamp, but as you said, it is tricky, in fact, very tricky for me

Once again, Thank you.
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I dont get how you guys find shoutcast hard :/
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