I am currently in the process of redoing how all of the computers at the ice rink I work at are set up. I am interested in doing a few things, and need some advice on the best way to go about getting them done.
I will be moving one computer into the Sound Booth. This computer will display a slide show about current and upcoming events on a television in the lobby and store all of our music for our public sessions. I am interested in using two monitors on one computer. I need some information on hooking it up so that one monitor shows the slide show and sends it to the television and then have the other monitor display the main desktop area and allow access to the music. I am also curious if it would be possible to lock the computer while still displaying the slide show. The computer runs Windows XP.
On this same computer I want to run all of our public session music. I was thinking iTunes 7 would probably be the best means possible as the Party Shuffle and Smart Playlists would work out really well. It is also widely used and I would not have to be at the rink to run the music. We have a recorded spiel that goes over all of the rules. Is there any way to have this play inbetween songs about every 45 minutes?
The General Manager and Hockey Director just got brand new laptops. They would like to be able to work from home. What would be the easiest (they're not very computer literate) way for me to give them access to files stored on computers here at the rink?
Thanks in advance for helping!