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So im at work today washing dishes, thinking about my new powerbook the whole time. I started thinking about my Pc I have and it has itunes which is hooked up to my surround system.

My question is there a way i can control itunes on my pc from my powerbook, i guess through my network? Or maybe even control the speakers?


this would be so awsome
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http://www.dougscripts.com/itunes/scripts/scripts10.php

Check out some of Doug's scripts for doing this, shouldn't be impossible to do...
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Why dont you just hook up the Pc and powerbook with an ethernet cable and put your itunes library onto the powerbook. Then you can A) hook your sound system up using airport express then you can control your sound system from any where in the house from your laptop B) use Firewire for fast transfer to your ipod.

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a) Cause airport express costs $128,- and he already has his PC next to his stereo
b) Some PC's already come with firewire and there isn't much advantage over USB2.
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Sorry... its not a seperate stereo. It is my computer 5.2 surround system sorround. Its kina difficult to hook up the powerbook to the speakers by cable because it has two cables. One for front and one for back.
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If they are networked then you can share the library on your PowerBook and access it from your PC simply. Just go into preferences and turn on sharing in on the powerbook and make sure the pc is set to look for shared music....tada

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If they are networked then you can share the library on your PowerBook and access it from your PC simply. Just go into preferences and turn on sharing in on the powerbook and make sure the pc is set to look for shared music....tada
I think what he means is that he wants to keep all the music on his PC and use its speakers but be able to advance to next track, change playlists, etc. without him having to go near it, so the PB would act as a type of iTunes remote control using his network somehow.
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VNC? you can controll the whole pc from the powerbook and therefore also change playlist and songs from itunes...
VNCthing on version tracker for the veiwer on the powerbook.
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I think what he means is that he wants to keep all the music on his PC and use its speakers but be able to advance to next track, change playlists, etc. without him having to go near it, so the PB would act as a type of iTunes remote control using his network somehow.
Ah didn't read that clearly...well then in that case VNC is the only option

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Yeah VNC would work good cause theres probably no other way its gonna happen.
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Check out iHam on Rye..
http://swssoftware.com/products/iham/

Looks a lot easier than using VNC:..
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Argh good point!
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