Old 7th May 2001, 19:31   #1
coppit
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 6
I want to be able to use WinAmp to play MP3s on a remote server, just as if the files were on my local hard drive.

- Don't waste CPU reencoding my MP3s. Just stream them. (128 kbps => 1 MB/min => 15kb/s, which should be okay for my cable modem's 30kb/s upload speed)
- I want the WinAmp playlist to list files on the remote server, and "Add remote file"/"Add remote directory"
- I want the WinAmp controls to work. (i.e. no separate web interface)
- I don't care if there is multiple listener support or not

Basically, I would like to have the same kind of ease of use that I would have if I could mount my home drive on whatever machine I happen to be on. I suppose that a mini file-server would need to be running on the home machine that could accept WinAmp-based commands like "get MP3 files in dir foo", "stream file foo", etc. There would also need to be a local plugin that could talk to the server.

I tried shoutcast with a web-based interface but (1) decoding and reencoding seems to be needless, (2) the stream kept breaking up, even at 56K (did I do my math wrong?), and (3) it's not designed for remote control, and the web-based interface was clunky.

Thoughts, anyone?
coppit is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Winamp & Shoutcast Forums > Winamp > Winamp Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump