Using Your Palm to Control iTunes Remotely with VNC Software
Are you tired of carrying your laptop around the house just to control the music playing on your Apple AirPort Express? Look no further than your Palm with WiFi capabilities. Jeff Reifman over at Idealog has a solution for using your Palm to remotely control iTunes using VNC software called PalmVNC.
The Palm TX is a great device for this purpose, with its quick connection to wireless networks and ability to run the VNC server at startup to keep it always-on. With the PalmVNC client, available for a small fee, you can easily control iTunes and other desktop applications from the comfort of your couch.
Why Use Your Palm to Control iTunes?
Controlling iTunes remotely has many benefits, especially when using an Apple AirPort Express to play music through your stereo. With the ability to control the music feed from your Palm, you no longer need to be directly in front of your computer to make changes. This provides greater flexibility and convenience, allowing you to move freely around the house while still enjoying your favorite tunes.
Using VNC software like PalmVNC also adds further control over your desktop application, providing greater customization and options for managing your music library. With the ability to remotely control iTunes from your Palm, you can browse and select songs, create playlists, and adjust the volume with ease.
How to Set It Up
To use your Palm as an iTunes remote, you’ll need to follow a few simple steps. First, you’ll need to install the VNC server on your desktop computer. There are a variety of options available, but RedStone’s VNC server is a popular choice. You’ll want to configure the server to run at startup, so it’s always available when you need it.
Next, download and install the PalmVNC client on your Palm. This is available for purchase for a small fee, but there are also free options available if you prefer. Once installed, you’ll need to configure the client to connect to your VNC server using its IP address and port number. This will allow you to remotely access your desktop from your Palm.
Once you’ve configured everything, simply launch the PalmVNC client on your Palm and connect to your VNC server. You should now be able to remotely control iTunes and other desktop applications from your Palm with ease.
Controlling iTunes remotely with your Palm is a great way to enjoy your music collection even more. Whether you’re using an Apple AirPort Express or just want greater flexibility and control over your music library, using VNC software like PalmVNC is a simple and effective way to achieve this. With this setup, you’ll be able to browse and select songs, create playlists, and adjust the volume from anywhere in your house. So why not give it a try and see how it can enhance your listening experience?