Archive for the ‘Multimedia’ Category
I’ve stopped buying music.
Now hold on, before you jump to any wrong conclusions – I don’t illegally download it either. I rent it … sort of.
These day it seems, the music industry are doing what they can to make it harder for honest people to get the music they want (and according to some, encouraging them to “steal”). Some smart people have come up with a great solution: Legal Streaming. Almost with the industry’s blessing.
There are several online solutions for streaming music legally – but in my book there are only two worth checking out: Spotify and Grooveshark. Both of which give you all the music you can ever listen too, free (ad-supported) and legal. Both also provides a paid service without ads and commercial breaks.
Being a multi-computer household, we have chosen one computer to be the dedicated multi-media computer. This is where we store all our music, videos, images etc. On occasion you want to access some of this media, sitting at another computer. If you are at home, using Homegroup in Windows 7 is the ultimate solution (see this article by Rich).
But, What if, you are not at home?
The good news is that you can stream the music and videos from your home computer to your laptop over the Internet.
In the quest for an ever more perfect media center, our focus now turns to the EPG – the Electronic Program Guide – the data that comes with our programs, but is not a part of our programs. When you stand at the back of the room farthest from the TV, they look like this: