Does anyone know of an easily accessible idiot's guide on how to play music stored on my laptop through my 'main hi-fi'? In addition to a large CD and record collection, I now have a great deal of music stored on hard-disc which I would love to hear through my main sound system (Musical Fidelity X2 and LS35As) I realise, of course, that I could simply link to my amp via the laptop's headphone outlet, but this isn't particularly convenient. I have read various articles (not least in Gramophone, of course) but all have left me rather baffled - I did say I needed an idiot's guide!
My laptop is a Toshiba and I have very reliable wireless broadband, the modem (?) is quite near the amp, around 20ft or so from where my laptop is situated. Is there a way of getting the music wirelessly from my laptop to the amp?
All help and advice gratefully received, and apologies in advance if these questions are somewhat basic.