AirPort Express Basisstation + AirTunes

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bilyou, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. bilyou macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I've got my powerbook hooked up to the internet via Airport Express and can listen to e.g. BBC Radio 4 on Safari (it comes in through a RealPlayer plugin I think).

    I'd now like to stream this to 2 stereos - one in the living room, one in the bedroom. If I buy an AirPort Express Basisstation for each stereo will I be able to stream the sound output wirelessly from the powerbook via AirTunes? Or does AirTunes only work for Itunes????

    Thanks
    Billy
     
  2. thewhitehart macrumors 6502a

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    AirTunes is only officially supported by iTunes. However, there is a program you can use to stream music to an airport express from virtually any source. It's called Airfoil.
     
  3. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    Theres a program (called AirFoil, i think (dammit, beaten to it)) which allows you to play any audio through AirPort Express. It has about a second delay though, due to encoding, sending, recieving, decoding, and playing though speakers.

    By the way, its a base station, not a basisstation :p
     
  4. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Yes. You will be able to stream to two different Airport Expresses. Not at the same time (unless you get Airfoil).
     
  5. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, you can:

    Link
     
  6. andy89 macrumors 6502

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    Basisstation?
    Ah right, I thought that was some cool new accessory or something:eek:
    I see you mean base-station:eek:
     
  7. bilyou thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, forgot to translate it out of german :D
     

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