WinAmp 5.5 Beta: Remote Access Music/Videos on PS3, 360 and Wii
Posted by XanTium | 13-9-2007 22:11 EST
This past weekend, we met up with Matthew Callaway, product director for Winamp, as he showed us the new Winamp Remote on a Nintendo Wii. The result in the Wii Web Browser shows a simplified interface that feels inspired by iPod where players use a simple four-direction control scheme to select and stream video, audio, podcasts or even a friend's media collection. Callaway says that the same interface is what PlayStation 3 owners would see as console specific changes are done behind the scenes as the host PC optimizes the stream based on the console and the connection speed.
The product is relatively simple; users store their music files on a PC with Winamp running. Then they enable the application for remote access. After setting that up, users fire up the Wii or PlayStation 3 web browser and head to http://winamp.com/remote to sign in. As long as the host PC is on, has Winamp running and connected to the Internet, the user can allow a friend to stream music and video from that machine too. If the user was on the road, at a party, over a friend's or trapped in a coffee house with bad music, they can access their tunes remotely from anywhere with an Internet connection.
Full Story: biz.gamedaily.com
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