What i need to know is it possible to: a) link to cds from webpages, OR once a link to a song is clicked is it possible to make a pop-up saying insert CD "so and so". and b) how can i make this website load automatically as the computer loads up?
Your help will be very much appreciated.
Thanks in advance, btw sorry if this makes no sense im not too good at explaining things.
a) because i download all my music to the pc downstairs, and want to listen to it upstairs in my room.
b) sorry bad habit
c) don't worry bout that idea, i aint gonna buy a new hardrive anyway.
Someone posted in this topic sayin that it is possible to do what i wanted with a internal web server with a search engine etc, but said it would take a lot of time. Well i dont mind it taking time and would be happy to do it this way so can someone please explain to me how to do it? Sorry if this is starting to annoy people now, but that is the way i want to do it. I already have the basic design, i just need to know how to get a decent search facility into the offline website and also need to get it to read off discs, i already have an idea as to how i might read off discs though. i just really need to know how to give it a search facility and to allow pop-ups saying "Insert a certain disc".
also ive got to find away to get this to open as the pc boots. like i said sorry if this is getting repetitive and annoying to some people who can't understand why i want to do it in a website format, but thats the way i would enjoy making it the most.
Thanks in advance.
Setting up an intranet is cool though.
> the reason i want to use my crap pc for this is because it is in my
> room whereas the other computer is a family computer and is
a) How does this change anything?
b) It is spelt 'thought'
c) We can't give you any specific 'yes this HD will work' advice without the exact specs of your PC
The guy who offered me his php code: yes id like it please and see if it helps can you email it to: [email protected] or post in here.
Thanks, also im still accepting any more advice you may have.
Have your naff computer as a dedicated webserver - you go to the servers website, click an mp3 link, it either reads it off CD and plays it back to you or tells you which CD to insert. There is also a search facility. All of this is possible.
But why not just do it in ****ing Excel on your main computer, and save yourself a lot of time and effort? Even if you were absolutely adamant that you had to create a webpage, there's still no reason in the world for hosting it on your spare PC. Either install the webserver on your main PC or keep the site as a static list.
Or, just do it in Excel >:O/
MS have an article that i was looking at the other day...
Or you can have my PHP code if you want.
A few things to think about.
Ill go into a bit more detail of what i want and why i want it.
I buy a hell of a lot of cds and also have loads of mp3s that i have downloaded. When people come round they always say, wow uve got loads of cds have u got "this song" or "that song". This got me thinking that i could make a kind of music database on my old pc. However i simple dont just want a list of songs i want it to be more interactive. Ive got quite good at making websites so fort i could do it in html format as this way it will look good aswell. I want this "thing" (or woteva it turns out to be) to provide me with something nice to look at, that has a search facility so i can search for paticular artists and songs, aswell as the ability to link to the songs either on a hard-drive or cd, it will also require a pop up telling me what cd to insert. Well thats basically what im looking to complete. Heres the ideas i have so far (from myself and you guys).
*I refer to it as the "music database" as thats wot its going to kinda be in the end*
-The music database to be done in html, i have already made a design.
-I really would like to get it to link to the disc drive because then i can use all the cds i have bought through the system. Also i haven't really got enough money to buy a new hardrive at the moment.
-As the database will be in HTML i havent really had any ideas as to how the search facility will work. Any ideas?
thats bout all i can think of at the moment. n e ideas how i can put this idea together and make it work??? at the moment it may seem pretty pointless and just a snazzy complicated way to organise and play cds. but i really want to do this because it will be interesting setting it all up and also i want a use for my old pc.
Thanks in advance.