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Windows Remote Desktop MP3 stop after control given up

by richardthechemist / May 15, 2010 9:52 PM PDT

Hi

I am having a problem with windows Remote Desktop.

I am using an XP home laptop to control an XP Pro desktop in order to play back music from ripped CDs and BBC radio etc.

While the remote desktop session is connected, all is fine, but when I close the session, the MP3s stop, although browser links continue. This is in spite of the message informing me that programs will continue to run. I?m using WMP10 as the player, and want to stick with this version.

It happens whether I use the Remote Desktop from the menu, or MSTSC /v:mediaserver /CONSOLE from the command line.

I had a similar problem when controlling an XP media center machine, but it mysteriously went away (This could just have been because I had changed to a different player in the meantime).

Any suggestions gratefully received

Thanks

Richard

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Did you try other remote control apps?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 15, 2010 9:58 PM PDT
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vnc
by richardthechemist / May 16, 2010 1:37 AM PDT

Hi

Thanks for your comment. Is vnc easy to set up?

Richard

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Probably no less
by Jimmy Greystone / May 16, 2010 1:39 AM PDT
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Probably no less difficult than Remote Desktop can be.

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For me, easy.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 16, 2010 2:17 AM PDT
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And I like how I don't have to install a client on these versions. Just point a web browser and viola.

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by richardthechemist / May 16, 2010 11:23 PM PDT
In reply to: For me, easy.

Thanks - I'll give it a go

Richard

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