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    Streaming music Itunes Styleeeee + wlan prob

    Ok a little info about my setup firsty =)

    not idea, but there are currently 3 PCs on my network each with a different OS.

    My main my [my PC] is running XP
    My Sisters [Running 2k]
    and my Laptop [running 98se]

    I basically want to be able to share my mp3s between all the PCs. Normally I would use Itunes to do this like i did at uni - but Itunes wont work with 98se [and no i cant upgrade it cos it wont run anything better =) ]

    My network is a Netgear 54g wireless network - all devices have great signal strength.

    Now the other idea i had [other than the failed itunes one] was to simply share my MP3 folder and do things that way - slight problem there in that I cannot get my win98 laptop or the 2k machine to see my XP machine. I can ping both ways between all computers, and the XP machine can see both the 2k one and 98se one - but they cant see each other or the XP machine

    nice an complex eh =)

    so - whats the best way to stream music Itunes style (ie each user can pick and play diff songs at once] but without itunes

    and any ideas how to fix my problem??

    thx for any help =)

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    i wrote a full gui front-end to allow access via a web browser, listen to albums or tracks via streaming. the playlists are created on the fly for albums & tracks, as standard .pls files. simply set .pls files to open in winamp


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    xmms seems to have made mincemeat of my carefully crafted titles, but they're defined in the .pls and winamp picks them up

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    nice =)

    I think i have discovered how to stream the music now with a little searching based on your idea =) only problem now is gettin my win98 machine to see the XP one

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    what ahppens if you try to visit it directly, with \\machinename\ in start/run

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    'the network name canot be found'

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    anyone running ZoneAlarm?

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    pfft give me some credit =) no i normally run sygate but atm its not on - on any of the pcs. I can stream music now with some dodgy software i found but i still cant access any shares on my winXP manchine from my 98se one

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    Ok i have it sorted now =)

    I use Streamsicle to stream music from ym Main XP PC to my lapptop - usees winamp to play the streams =)

    my file sharing problem was solved by me enabling 'Netbios over tcp/ip' on the XP machine. I thought that I had already done this but i had done it for my physical connection - not for my Wireless one. Anyway it now works great, just as i wanted =) I can transfer files and share printers - and stream music/video around my house

    cheers for tryin to help directhex =)

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