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Network Neighborhood for my PDA?

Music over the network to my PDA?



8:35 pm on Aug 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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This might be wishful thinking... At work we have a computer dedicated to serving MP3s to the staff. Each computer uses either WMP or iTunes to connect to it and play music, or when the boss is out, we play it over the speakers in the office.

Sometimes, I have to go across the hall or downstairs to the network operating system. I'm tired of listening to the whir of the A/C and the computers when I'm in there. Is there a way I can grab music off of the Mp3 server while walking around? I have an ipaq 4155, and it seems like the perfect candidate. I cna't find anything on it like a network neighborhood that would allow me to grab files off the network. Also, I can't open anything on the network from inside it's WMP. Anyone have any ideas on how I can do this? I would love to listen to music on the fly instead of having to drop it on my SDIO card.

Also, is there such a thing as a mobile iTunes for a handheld PC that might fit the bill?



8:56 pm on Aug 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Map a folder with Resco Explorer.


2:15 pm on Aug 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

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There's an
menu option in the File Explorer program that will let you connect to a Windows share. It's quite tempermental, but it does work.

But I haven't been able to get WMP to stream the files- they get completely downloaded to the iPaq first, then played.


2:40 pm on Aug 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Ok, so how do I go about getting my PDA to connect? When it asks for address do I put in my target computer's name or IP? Neither is working for me.

I can't get Resco Explorer to work correctly on my WLAN. Bummer. No network shows up.

Bummer. Looks like this isn't going to work.


3:18 pm on Aug 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Never mind... Got it. Thanks for the tip... and mine does just play it over the net. There is no lag time from opening a song to it playing. It's almost exactly what I wanted. Now if I could figure out how to enter songs from the network into WMP's playlist I'd be set!

Thanks again.


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