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For those of you who puts a PC on you HiFi rack connecting to a high end DAC, how do you handle accessing from the comfort of your couch?

 

What remote control software/hardware do you use? Are there any distributed PC music control platforms available?

 

 

Macbook Pro/MacMini/dCS Debussy/Cambridge 650BD[br]Vitus Audio SS-010/Living Voice OBX-R2 Speakers/Ultrasone Edition 8 phones[br]Airport Express/Meridian AD88[br]

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In my environment the PC laptop would be stashed away discretely within the hifi rack. So I need another device accessing it remotely without using the client screen.

 

The ideal situation for me would be either a remote within an iPod Touch, which I know can control iTunes quite nicely. Or another PC controlling the PC stashed away in the HiFi Rack.

 

But as far as I know, iTunes in the PC world is not recommended for bit perfect hires output, is it?

 

Macbook Pro/MacMini/dCS Debussy/Cambridge 650BD[br]Vitus Audio SS-010/Living Voice OBX-R2 Speakers/Ultrasone Edition 8 phones[br]Airport Express/Meridian AD88[br]

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iTunes 8.2 had issues with High Resolution output (as tested by Kent Poon) it's fine with CD Resolution stuff.

 

You could use a second laptop (maybe a notebook) with VNC to control the computer directly, or there are remotes for Media Monkey and I think both FooBar and J.River for the iTouch.

 

Eloise

 

Eloise

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Or use a VNC on the iPhone/Touch, there are a few, but I like Jaadu. However, I would be lost without my iPhone Remote app, which I use to control iTunes or RemoteBuddy, (which I think is only available for the Mac?), for more general remote control. There are also free and paid for controllers for VLC and the like.

 

Perhaps the easiest would be to get iTunes 8.2.1, is the high res problem fixed with this version? It surely will be soon as it is fine on the Mac, and use the splendid Remote app with your iPhone/Touch?

 

 

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