Remote access of PC/video content

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neilw
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Hello,

Unsure as to whether this is the right place to be asking, however I'll give it a shot.

I need to find a solution/ company which enables me to achieve the following:

I want to install a media player/ PC in a venue and store video files on it (which will be linked to a TV/Plasma display.) I need to be able to operate this PC / media player remotely (bit like PC anywhere) and also send additional files across a (broadband/ satellite) connection. The remote access would

Unsure who would provide a service like this or if it is possible? It's not really streaming video but similar effect?

ANyone got any clues as to what software or hardware would be required?

Z Cheema
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try REAL VNC software, its free and you can access your PC via any web browser. Not sure if it allows file transfer.
You can find web sites that allow you to upload a large file that is to big for an e-mail and then that web site sends an e-mail with a link for you to down load at the remote end

http://www.tightvnc.com/ http://www.realvnc.com/

I use it to access my home PC and other machines, if you have a router installed (at the remote end) you will need to route port 5800 to that PC's IP address.

olivia_ton
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We use this remote access application to access our systems remotely. They have the File transfer feature which you are looking for. Just give a try to the free trail at http://www.remotepc.com

TeracueUK
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this might be what you want theres a norwegian company called OHD who do a system called MYTV where you setup pages etc with graphics/video etc and then can ftp to the playout PC its aimed at digital signage and can handle anything upto HD quality video playback
Satinder

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neilw wrote:
Hello,

Unsure as to whether this is the right place to be asking, however I'll give it a shot.

I need to find a solution/ company which enables me to achieve the following:

I want to install a media player/ PC in a venue and store video files on it (which will be linked to a TV/Plasma display.) I need to be able to operate this PC / media player remotely (bit like PC anywhere) and also send additional files across a (broadband/ satellite) connection. The remote access would

Unsure who would provide a service like this or if it is possible? It's not really streaming video but similar effect?

ANyone got any clues as to what software or hardware would be required?

if you want to learn a little scripting then you could take a look at rebol/core and rebol/view , its a full TCP/IP UDP and GUI all wrapped up in a very small app 400k-+,
its multi platform and free for personal use and some commercial too.

ask the rebol developers how you might do your network/control thing and they will advise and perhaps give you some fully working scripts and insight, that goes for other readers too.
http://www.reboltalk.com/forum/index.php#3

http://www.rebol.org/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/rebol/expand-banner-text.r#banner-17
use the browser plugin to see some of the apps you could use/write
http://www.rebol.net/plugin/demos/
http://rebol.com/ :cool:

rjpobrien
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logmein.com will do exactly what you want. To do the file transfer you will need to go for one of their paid for services which aren pretty reasonably priced IMHO but if you can live with just remote access (and use something else for file transfer such as yousendit.com) then their free offering is very good and I can highly recommend.

yousendit.com is free for files under 1GB and so if your video's are less than this then this is how I'd do it. If more then I would just pay for the Log Me In Pro option which includes file transfer amoung some other things. You also get a 30 day trial of Pro but it has some limitations.

HTH,
Richard

Richard

harlequin
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for file transfer just set up a ftp server on each pc , with a sensible username / password combo.

cerberus is free for non commercial use.

yousendit is slow to transfer , much slower than max download speed on most peoples adsl.

Gary MacKenzie

sepulce@hotmail.com ( an account only used for forum messages )

Thinkserver TS140 , 750ti Graphics card  & LG 27" uws led backlight , Edius 8

Humax Foxsat HD Pvr / Humax Fox T2 dvbt

popper
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harlequin wrote:
for file transfer just set up a ftp server on each pc , with a sensible username / password combo.

cerberus is free for non commercial use.

yousendit is slow to transfer , much slower than max download speed on most peoples adsl.

good idea.
and just use something like rebol to upload your files
heres a simple working script for instance, although you could write your server in rebol too see
http://www.rebol.org/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/rebol/view-script.r?script=rebserver.r
http://www.rebol.org/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/rebol/view-script.r?script=ftpup.r
-----------------------------------------------
REBOL [
Title: "Upload a File"
Date: 26-May-1999
File: %ftpup.r
Purpose: "Upload a binary file to an FTP server."
library: [
level: 'beginner
platform: 'all
type: 'one-liner
domain: [ftp other-net]
tested-under: none
support: none
license: none
see-also: none
]
Version: 1.0.0
Author: "Anonymous"
]

write/binary ftp://ftp.site.com/file read/binary %file
-------------------------
http://www.rebol.org/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/rebol/search.r?filter=domain-ftp&sid=fdmk93mc&index=21&limit=20
all sorts of fully working rebol scripts here
http://www.rebol.org/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/rebol/script-index.r
including server/client/control etc , im sure you can find and use many options here and free and educational too :)

rjpobrien
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harlequin wrote:
for file transfer just set up a ftp server on each pc , with a sensible username / password combo.

cerberus is free for non commercial use.

yousendit is slow to transfer , much slower than max download speed on most peoples adsl.

True. I use yousendit as I have never had any luck with ftp, cerberus included, and as a result have ended up using this as an alternative. It gets the job done eventually and I am not normally in a hurry. But if it works ftp would definitely be a better bet.

Richard

harlequin
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I know cerberus works.
I know ws_ftp server works.

I use cerberus at work ........

If you want to test it i'll set up an account for you ..........

Gary MacKenzie

sepulce@hotmail.com ( an account only used for forum messages )

Thinkserver TS140 , 750ti Graphics card  & LG 27" uws led backlight , Edius 8

Humax Foxsat HD Pvr / Humax Fox T2 dvbt

rjpobrien
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Sorry - don't get me wrong - I'm sure Cerberus is great. The problem is me - I just can't get it to work. Its a very kind offer of you to let me test it but I have a need for ftp or something similar so infrequently that I wouldn't waste your time. Thanks anyway.

Richard