Azekeil (azekeil) wrote,

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[Geek] (Windows) Remote Control Winamp as a service (nearly)


1 Windows 2000/XP computer (preferably one connected to a hifi or decent speakers)
1 Copy of Winamp (version 5?)
1 BrowseAmp plugin for Winamp


The following is all done on the Windows 2000/XP computer:
  1. Install Winamp. I suggest configuring it so just an icon shows in the system tray, rather than the default of the task bar.

  2. Install BrowseAmp. Configure it as you see fit.

  3. Open Notepad. Copy & paste the following in:
    @echo off
    tasklist "IMAGENAME eq winamp.exe" | find "Image Name" && exit

    :: This bit is only reached if no other winamps are running

    start "" /min "C:\Program Files\Winamp\winamp.exe"
    Save the file as "RunWinampOnceOnly.bat" in the 'Shared Documents' folder.

  4. Create a shortcut to this file in the "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup" folder - right click on the newly created shortcut, choose Properties, and make sure the program starts minimised.

  5. Re-log in, or start Winamp. Access from http://localhost/ on that computer, or http://yourcomputername/ on other computers on the network!

Serves as many as you see fit.
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