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Old May 1, 2012, 12:28 PM   #1
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I'm dumb, what device do I need to stream to my stereo?

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.
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Old May 1, 2012, 12:34 PM   #2
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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. To stream other audio, you can use Airfoil for Mac.
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Old May 1, 2012, 12:38 PM   #3
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You can stream iTunes audio to your speakers with an AirPort Express. To stream other audio, you can use Airfoil for 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.
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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/IWCatProductPa...duct_Id=508754

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

/Marvin
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Old May 1, 2012, 12:41 PM   #5
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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

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), 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.
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Old May 1, 2012, 12:42 PM   #6
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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/IWCatProductPa...duct_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.
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