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theLemur
May 1, 2012, 12:28 PM
I'd like to be able to stream music from my laptop to my stereo, BUT I want to be able to control it from the laptop, is that possible? I have all sorts of formats of music and I play some in itunes, some in VLC, and I like to stream sometimes on shoutcast.



GGJstudios
May 1, 2012, 12:34 PM
I'd like to be able to stream music from my laptop to my stereo, BUT I want to be able to control it from the laptop, is that possible? I have all sorts of formats of music and I play some in itunes, some in VLC, and I like to stream sometimes on shoutcast.
You can stream iTunes audio to your speakers with an AirPort Express (http://www.apple.com/airportexpress/). To stream other audio, you can use Airfoil for Mac (http://www.rogueamoeba.com/airfoil/mac/).

theLemur
May 1, 2012, 12:38 PM
You can stream iTunes audio to your speakers with an AirPort Express (http://www.apple.com/airportexpress/). To stream other audio, you can use Airfoil for Mac (http://www.rogueamoeba.com/airfoil/mac/).

Thank you! I didnt know I could hook that up to a printer, I spent hours setting up a 2nd router with DD-wrt to become a bridge, and it still didnt work lol.

iMarvin
May 1, 2012, 12:38 PM
I'd like to be able to stream music from my laptop to my stereo, BUT I want to be able to control it from the laptop, is that possible? I have all sorts of formats of music and I play some in itunes, some in VLC, and I like to stream sometimes on shoutcast.

If i was you id probably buy something like the Belkin music receiver. It will stream all audio and act like speakers for your computer.

http://www.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=508754

Or if you have an old iOS device lying around purchase Airfoil and use the free airspeakers app. :)

/Marvin

waw74
May 1, 2012, 12:41 PM
airport express or aTV to stream music only from iTunes.
and if you want to use a program other than iTunes to stream the audio, you need airfoil (http://www.rogueamoeba.com/airfoil/)

the express and aTV are the same price.
aTV gives you more features, but you must have an optical or HDMI input on your stereo (or buy a digital to analog converter (http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10423&cs_id=1042302&p_id=6884&seq=1&format=2)), and you need a television to get the aTV setup..

also note that if you want to watch videos, you must use airfoil's player. There is about a 2 second delay in airfoil's audio due to buffering.

theLemur
May 1, 2012, 12:42 PM
If i was you id probably buy something like the Belkin music receiver. It will stream all audio and act like speakers for your computer.

http://www.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=508754

Or if you have an old iOS device lying around purchase Airfoil and use the free airspeakers app. :)

/Marvin

That belkin thing is probably perfect, but my bluetooth connection is always mediocre from my office to my stereo.. darn it.