PC-Mac-Net FileShare v5.5 Adds Media Playback Control of Multiple Remote Computers Over LAN or Internet

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PC-Mac-Net FileShare v5.5 is a fast and efficient file sharing and remote movie and music playback controller which operates over LANs and the Internet. It can turn almost any old PC into a media center and file server, and can play a wide variety of media formats including MP3, AAC, Avi, DivX, MPEG4, WMV2 and H264. Versions are available for Windows, MacOS and Linux.

Lava Software is now shipping PC-Mac-Net FileShare v5.5, a fast and efficient file sharing and remote movie and music playback controller which operates over LANs and the Internet. It can turn almost any old PC into a media center and file server. Versions are available for Windows, MacOS and Linux.

This new version allows one computer (such as a laptop) to simultaneously control movie and music playback on multiple remote computers over wired or wireless LANs or the Internet. It also offers instant playlist creation, the display of music track title, artist and album information, superfast workgroup reconnection, significant fixes in the remote media player functions, full compatibility to MacOS X 10.2 and 10.3, and large file support (>2GB) on Linux. A very wide range of media formats are supported by the bundled VLC player, such as MP3, Ogg, AAC, Avi, DivX, MPEG4, Quicktime, WMV2, Sorenson and H264. It is a free upgrade for all users.

PC-Mac-Net FileShare provides the functionality to convert existing computer hardware, such as an old Windows or Linux PC, into a media center and file server. Simply install PC-Mac-Net FileShare on the designated media computer and place it near a TV and sound system for easy video and audio connection. Then use another computer, such as a laptop, to remotely control the playback of music and movies. Typical applications include piping movies to childrens’ rooms, playing movies and music on the TV in the loungeroom, and managing music for a party.

Rather than recycling an old PC into a media center computer, users can build a new computer using budget PC components from a local PC store, or purchase a complete low-end system from a catalogue. Only a computer box with a TV output is required - no monitor, keyboard or mouse. Since a version of PC-Mac-Net FileShare is also available for Linux, there is great flexibility when choosing a budget packaged PC for a media center computer.

The free Lite Edition of PC-Mac-Net FileShare can be downloaded now from http://www.lavasoftware.com. The Lite Edition has 10mb download and 2mb upload file size limits, allows 3 users per workgroup, and has a 10 minute media playback limit. The Professional Edition can play music and full-length movies, and the Standard Edition can play music and short movies. Prices start at USD14.95 per computer, with discounts for larger pack sizes.

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Lava Software Pty. Ltd., a company incorporated in the State of South Australia in 1997, offers software products across a range of key application areas for all popular computer platforms. More information is available from http://www.lavasoftware.com.

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