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Heyo, I got a few questions related to the three topics in the title. Didn't want to make a topic for each one, and I thought that the Servers forum would be best...so...yea.

I'm wondering if I can put all three of those servers in one box...running an HTPC with TV recording and such, then being able to watch the videos on my PC at my convience, and then being able to control the music files on the HTPC/Fileserver and have it output to a bunch of speakers in my room.

Long sentence, I know. Take a minute to read it over.

Now, I've got a basic plan for my HTPC. I also wanted to build a file server...and I thought that I could mix the two and be done...but then I found these kick ass speakers and stereo system...and I wanted to put that into it as well.

Is that asking too much? If not...how would I go about it? I can't get any pics of the stereo + speakers for a month or so...so just go with whatever we had say...7 years ago.

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Why not? Just share the folders.
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I was sure that I could do the HTPC + File Server, but how do I go about outputting the audio from the HTPC to my stereo system + speakers?

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I was sure that I could do the HTPC + File Server, but how do I go about outputting the audio from the HTPC to my stereo system + speakers?

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By connecting the stereo to the HTPC.
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Thank you captain obvious...

The problem is, the stereo I got is ~7 years old. I doubt that it'll accept any of the current audio connections a modern sound card has...and I'm not planning on buying a new stereo. If it's too much hassle, I'll just dump it...but I thought I'd at least try.

It'd be easier if I could just take a picture of the ports the stereo has and see what I could use...but no dice.

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post #6 of 9
if you want personal speakers and the stereo speakers also you might need this
http://www.radioshack.com/sm-phoenix...i-2476725.html
and this(saying the stereo input is RCA)
http://www.radioshack.com/sm-phoenix...i-2456454.html
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whats the make/brand of the stereo?
post #8 of 9
What kind of jack does the old stereo system have? If it is 6.3mm, you can get an adapter to get it to fit the 3.5mm jacks of sound cards.
    
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They make adapters for everything now days. You shouldn't have a problem.
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