Streaming music to wd live but maintaining management on laptop

Dear all,

I had a dream the other day to use my WD Live as a streamer of my music, but maintaining the control of the music on my laptop. I.e. to use WMP or Media Monkey on my laptop and output my sound via WD live to my AMP (denon 1610) via toslink/hdmi cable (benefit – digital audio out via Ethernet!). I think there is a general agreement that WD live music management is substandard  and I figured it should be possible to create a “remote desktop” type of software for wd live to use from my laptop. Any one aware of possibilities on this front?