Old 15th August 2012, 16:07   #1
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Hello,
I have multiple PCs around the house and I don't want to update music on all of them all the time. Is there a way to make one PC a music server and make other PCs access music library and files remotely?
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On server I start server (set password, decide if library is read only or not...).
On client I choose to use remote media library. Then I see servers media library instead of mine.

Is that possible?
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Old 15th August 2012, 19:46   #2
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there are different ways to do things and it depends on exactly what you want to do, but if i understand you correctly i would simply store the files on the server, share them, and then set each player to watch folders on that shared network location.

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Old 17th August 2012, 11:14   #3
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This is exactly, what I need, thank you.
Do you think there is a way to make winamp store tracks locally after they are played in case server was offline?
Something like cache.
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you could dupe / mirror the files on each workstation, but then what would be the point of using a server? and how many files would you cache?

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Old 18th August 2012, 16:16   #5
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All files that are played. But when the server was online, I'd use server files and overwriteexisting cache. (an time-changed stamp condition should be used there)
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i'm not sure i really understand the purpose of this or how you want it to work, but regardless, i don't know of any winamp plugins that do it. (of course, i don't use many plugins, so maybe you can find something)

you might want to also look into wake on lan, and rsync, altho it won't behave exactly as you like.

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Old 18th August 2012, 18:04   #7
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Rsync seems to be sort of what I need.
Now to the purpose - I have ONE CERTAIN PC that contains about 60GBs of music. I don't want to manually update all changes of this library on all other computers. But on the other side I don't want to make other PCs FULL DEPENDANT on the source PC. I want them to save files which they've requested for future use, but overwrite in case of diference betwen cache and original.
Would a plugin like that be hard to make? Would I have to implement network sharing or can I capture the file downloading progress and replace source path for cache path?
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u have to decide what it is you really want... if you want to just stream from a server to workstations, then WoL would prob suffice. but if you want to mirror the library from server to all the other machines, then you update files on server and rsync them to the workstations.

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