I am looking for a Media Player that can be remote controlled with a Desktop Software (or even Web based) over the network. I know that there are tons of streaming servers and clients but that's exactly what I don't want to do.
The scenario is: I have small Ubuntu File/Media Server that is connected to the stereo and two notebooks (Mac OS and Ubuntu) that should control the Media Servers Media player. I didn't find any good solution for that yet and I don't really want to use a remote desktop connection (ideally the desktop program should e.g. support importing new media to the server over the network and the server player runs only on command line).