I'm not sure if this topic really goes here, if not just let me know. I am gathering the parts to build a HTPC, but until I have them all I wanted to use the PC for MP3's but I am having problems. Here is the problem: I have a windows 2000 box that is hook into my audio receiver for the purpose of playing MP3's out of my home stero system. if I log in locally, hook the keyboard and mouse directly to the PC, everything works fine. I can play MP3's from the PC out to my receiver. However, if I terminal into the windows 2000 box and try to play MP3's, I get an error message saying I don't have some codecs. Does anyone know what is causing this problem? It seems to me that it shouldn't matter if I am controlling the machine locally or remotely, it should work either way, but it doesn't. Any ideas?