OK - Shoot me if this is stupid, but I just read it on TechTV, haven't tried it, and thought maybe it would be of use (or might even work) for someone interested.
If you've downloaded Windows Media Player 7, then you already know it has many new functions. But did you know you can transfer CDs to your hard disk and play the audio tracks on another PC with Windows Media Player 7?
Ordinarily, because of its "fair use" policy, Media Player won't allow one networked PC to play tracks stored on another PC within the same network. But if you own the CDs, here's the secret to sharing music over a network.
In Media Player, click Tools.
Choose License Management.
Select a shared folder on the network.
Click Backup Now to back up your audio licenses to this shared folder.
On a second PC, select the same folder using Tools, License Management.
Click Restore Now.
The second PC can now play the same audio tracks.