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Control "jukebox" computer via browser on LAN?

 
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Quadko
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:35 pm     Post subject: Control "jukebox" computer via browser on LAN? Reply with quote

I'm having trouble asking google this question and getting a useful answer. Is anyone familiar with this topic or willing to help me with a better search?
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I've got a computer in a dusty corner hooked to the game-room speakers, and with all my music on it. It's basically acting like a jukebox - can start/stop playlists on it while playing games or exercising or whatever.

But it's a pain to manage - currently has to be remotedesk/vnc into it, or have to dig up a monitor/keyboard. (First world problems, I know. Shit-Eating Grin)

What I'd really like is a server I can run on it and control the music via a browser from any laptop/tablet/phone. Basically a jukebox webserver on my internal home network.

Everything I can find wants to stream music to the device I'm on, I can't find one to control the media player hooked up to the room's speakers. I was hoping one of the media players had a server interface like that, or someone had some lan radio/jukebox software. Any ideas?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:18 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I've kept searching, and found hints at old solutions like plugins for Windows Media player, but nothing seems active.

Best I've found so far, but haven't tried yet, is apparently media monkey has a "web interface" MMWI plugin that might work. I'll keep looking or give it a try.
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