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Old 10-04-2009, 05:57 PM   #1
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stream from my laptop to my media pc


i am wondering what application i would use to stream the media i am viewing on my laptop (running crunchbang) to my media pc (currently xubuntu)? it would be nice if my xp laptop could also join in (mostly to stream netflix).

for instance if i am watching a youtube video (or hulu or listening to shoutcast) i would like that to be streamed to my media pc that is connected to my tv/stereo.

is this possible?

what app would do this? and do you knwo of any how2s?

thanks,
j
 
Old 10-04-2009, 06:10 PM   #2
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Old 10-04-2009, 07:55 PM   #3
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how would i do this? would that work for youtube or hulu?

thanks,
j
 
Old 10-05-2009, 12:53 AM   #4
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i am wondering what application i would use to stream the media i am viewing on my laptop (running crunchbang) to my media pc (currently xubuntu)? it would be nice if my xp laptop could also join in (mostly to stream netflix).

for instance if i am watching a youtube video (or hulu or listening to shoutcast) i would like that to be streamed to my media pc that is connected to my tv/stereo.

is this possible?

what app would do this? and do you knwo of any how2s?

thanks,
j
You are much, much better off originating the stream in the media PC (e.g. by receiving and playing the stream on that machine). Why is this not an option?
 
Old 10-05-2009, 05:00 PM   #5
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You are much, much better off originating the stream in the media PC (e.g. by receiving and playing the stream on that machine). Why is this not an option?
i am not sure what you mean? do you mean... instead of streaming media to the mediaPC from my laptop use something like freeNX and forward the x session from my mediaPC to my laptop? would it be possible to have one workspace display on my tv and the other workspace on my laptop?

thanks,
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Old 10-05-2009, 05:48 PM   #6
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i am not sure what you mean? do you mean... instead of streaming media to the mediaPC from my laptop use something like freeNX and forward the x session from my mediaPC to my laptop? would it be possible to have one workspace display on my tv and the other workspace on my laptop?

thanks,
j
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i am not sure what you mean?
There is a media stream somewhere, let's call it A. There is a big home theater display device, let's call it B.

Is A on the network, or on a DVD, or a file, or what? Can A be accessed from the media PC? If so, you're better off streaming A directly from the machine driving B. How does it make sense to stream A from one machine, then pipe the stream from one machine to another, to show it on B?

You haven't provided any details. You're discussing solutions to a problem you haven't identified. Why is system B an unacceptable source for the media stream?
 
Old 10-05-2009, 07:29 PM   #7
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There is a media stream somewhere, let's call it A. There is a big home theater display device, let's call it B.

Is A on the network, or on a DVD, or a file, or what? Can A be accessed from the media PC? If so, you're better off streaming A directly from the machine driving B. How does it make sense to stream A from one machine, then pipe the stream from one machine to another, to show it on B?

You haven't provided any details. You're discussing solutions to a problem you haven't identified. Why is system B an unacceptable source for the media stream?
the details were provided in the original post. i can restate them with your variables... A is a youtube video, a hulu movie, a shoutcast song. i would like to find A on the internet with my laptop and have it play on B.

as you have pointed out, it doesn't make sense to stream A (some media) to my laptop and then stream from my laptop to B (the mediaPC)... but who has suggested this?

-j
 
Old 10-05-2009, 09:17 PM   #8
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the details were provided in the original post. i can restate them with your variables... A is a youtube video, a hulu movie, a shoutcast song. i would like to find A on the internet with my laptop and have it play on B.

as you have pointed out, it doesn't make sense to stream A (some media) to my laptop and then stream from my laptop to B (the mediaPC)... but who has suggested this?

-j
???? ... You did, in your first message. Here is the quote:

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i am wondering what application i would use to stream the media i am viewing on my laptop (running crunchbang) to my media pc (currently xubuntu)?
So, we have two quotes from you. We have this:

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i am wondering what application i would use to stream the media i am viewing on my laptop (running crunchbang) to my media pc (currently xubuntu)?
And we have this:

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Originally Posted by ?xunil View Post
as you have pointed out, it doesn't make sense to stream A (some media) to my laptop and then stream from my laptop to B (the mediaPC)... but who has suggested this?
Will the real ?xuntil please stand up? Assuming there is only one of you.
 
Old 10-05-2009, 09:44 PM   #9
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clearly i have mis-stated the question or you have mis-understood the question *gasp*, but why do you have to trash my post? no one is going to waste their time here now.

feel free to reply, but i will be taking my question else where.

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Old 10-05-2009, 09:56 PM   #10
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clearly i have mis-stated the question or you have mis-understood the question *gasp*, but why do you have to trash my post? no one is going to waste their time here now.

feel free to reply, but i will be taking my question else where.
Hopefully not the same question, because the problem we've had is in trying to answer the question you asked.
 
Old 10-05-2009, 10:09 PM   #11
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how would i do this? would that work for youtube or hulu?

thanks,
j
VLC can display and stream youtube files, but it take some work. I don't know about Hulu, I am not living in the US. VLC is a streaming software, not a media player like many people think. The player is just a frontend displaying the stream. Read a little about VLC and you will find how to use the deeper streaming features.
 
  


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