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How to wirelessly stream audio

Post by Direkt » Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:00 am

Hey everyone,

Can anyone help me with this question?

I want to stream audio from my laptop to my stereo wirelessly. I know I can do this with Apple AirPort, but I'm pretty sure this limits me to iTunes. I use iTunes, but I want to have it so that I can sit here with my MacBook on my table, and all audio (be it iTunes, YouTube, other apps) will be transmitted wirelessly across the room to my stereo.
Be even better if the receiver on the stereo is able to receive a signal from multiple transmitters (I.e. the other two computers in our house, one being a MacBook Pro, the other an iMac).

Any ideas?

Thanking you in anticipation.

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Re: How to wirelessly stream audio

Post by Direkt » Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:23 am

This (combined with AirPort Express) might be a goer: http://www.rogueamoeba.com/airfoil/mac/

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Re: How to wirelessly stream audio

Post by huge » Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:06 am

i use airfoil. it's a great app. you can select any application and route the audio output thru your airport.
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Re: How to wirelessly stream audio

Post by mrj » Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:08 am

huge wrote:i use airfoil. it's a great app. you can select any application and route the audio output thru your airport.


So concieveably I can be using Traktor in my studio and have it playing through the speakers in the lounge room ,provided the speakers in the loungeroom are connected to an airport?
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Re: How to wirelessly stream audio

Post by Direkt » Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:29 am

should be able to, yes - unless you're using an NI Interface, (built-in soundcard into an S4 etc.). I don't know how it would work with that... I've thought the same thing.

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Re: How to wirelessly stream audio

Post by huge » Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:05 pm

hey yeah you should do! not 100% sure tho.
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Re: How to wirelessly stream audio

Post by mrj » Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:30 pm

Yes I am in fact using an S4. You do have the option in Traktor not to use the S4 sound card, but rather the laptop one as normal.

Hmmmm I might wander over the the Apple Store near work and pick up an airport.
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Post by huge » Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:27 pm

yeah i think maybe it it's not using the internal sound then it might not be able to capture it. who knows!? not me!
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Re: How to wirelessly stream audio

Post by deviant » Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:47 pm

wouldn't it spoof it's own virtual device? with a driver et al?

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Re: How to wirelessly stream audio

Post by spiral » Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:08 pm

turn on airtunes in itunes and your iphone/ipod/ipad should pick up your computers itunes library and play anything you want - connect said device to stereo

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Re: How to wirelessly stream audio

Post by Direkt » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:09 am

@spiral, iTunes is not the issue mate. All sorted now thanks to Airfoil and Airport Express.

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Re: How to wirelessly stream audio

Post by mrj » Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:04 pm

Direkt wrote:@spiral, iTunes is not the issue mate. All sorted now thanks to Airfoil and Airport Express.


Have you managed to wirelessly stream Traktor this way?
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Re: How to wirelessly stream audio

Post by Direkt » Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:53 pm

I don't use Traktor anymore mate. I use Serato Itch (hardware dependent), which uses an external soundcard, so no - I don't imagine it would work, as the audio processing is done outside of the computer.

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Re: How to wirelessly stream audio

Post by spiral » Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:59 pm

Direkt wrote:@spiral, iTunes is not the issue mate. All sorted now thanks to Airfoil and Airport Express.


sorry meant airplay

works without any additional hardware (depending on what you already own)

http://www.apple.com/au/itunes/airplay/

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Re: How to wirelessly stream audio

Post by Direkt » Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:13 pm

AIrPlay only plays from iTunes though, right?

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Re: How to wirelessly stream audio

Post by spiral » Sun Nov 06, 2011 2:29 pm

itunes is your central storage place but xbmc can stream from itunes as can other devices and software using it AFAIK

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