Script for Windows

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Remote server management
Remote servers
Streaming media services
I want to set up a remote computer to play video files. Only it will be placed about 500 miles away from me. I want to be able to upload files to a server(ftp) and have the remote computer be able to check the server for newly added video files and play them. I want to use wmp 9 with xp professional as the operatiing system. I guess like when you have software on a computer and it occasionally checks for updates.
ASKED: August 17, 2008  1:43 AM
UPDATED: September 28, 2008  6:18 AM

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Getting the files downloaded is easy.

<a href=”http://www.robvanderwoude.com/ftp.html”>This page</a> shows how to automated the download of all the files on the server.

Launching the files into Media Player is a bit harder as you need to create a new play list.

What you could try doing to set the play list on the machine at your side and have the file be downloaded with the new movie files. Then as part of the batch file which runs the download launch media player giving it the new playlist location.

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