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Rudeo Control: How to Remotely Control a Music Collection via a Pocket PC

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Are you an audiophile or music addict? The problem of having a huge music collection is how to manage it. Finding a song can be pretty time-intensive, not to mention the labor of having to use the mouse and keyboard to find it using Windows Media Player. In an effort to wirelessly manage and control his music, Kulvir Bhogal stumbled upon an application called Rudeo Control for Windows Media Player, which runs on a Pocket PC. In this article, Kulvir (now a big Rudeo fan) shows you how to set up and use Rudeo Control for Windows Media Player to browse, manage, and control your media on a host computer.
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I am the epitome of an audiophile, and my music addiction has led me to amass a pretty massive MP3 collection. Consequently, I rarely find myself listening to CDs any more—my computer system has replaced my stereo system. The big problem of having a huge music collection is how to manage that collection, however. Finding a song can be pretty tedious, not to mention the labor of having to walk up to my PC and use my mouse and keyboard to find a song using Windows Media Player. In an effort to wirelessly manage and control my music, I stumbled on an application called Rudeo Control for Windows Media Player. Rudeo Control runs on a Pocket PC. If you have a Pocket PC with Wi-Fi connectivity (such as a Toshiba PocketPC e740) connected to your home wireless network, you can remotely control Windows Media Player 9 or 10 with Rudeo Control. In this article I’ll show you how to set up and use Rudeo Control for Windows Media Player to browse, manage, and control media on a host computer.

Rudeo Control for Windows Media Player costs $19.95. The makers of Rudeo let you play around with a somewhat crippled version of Rudeo that lasts for 14 days. The trial version should be enough to whet your appetite about Rudeo’s powerful offerings.

A Topological Overview

Figure 1 shows a topological overview of our project at hand. As you can see, Rudeo Control for Windows Media Player involves a client component that runs on the Pocket PC. This client component remotely manages and controls the media on a host PC that runs the server component of Windows Media Player.

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Figure 1 A topological overview of the Rudeo process.

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