DVD movie sound through Airport Express?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by studmed, Jul 29, 2004.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2004
    Ok this is what i want to do....

    I would like to use my powerbook to show movies on a projector and stream the audio 5.1 signal to my surround sound receiver....

    Can airport express stream the audio to my surround sound receiver?

    Thanks for your help.

    Kenneth Smith, Norway
  2. macrumors 601


    Jan 8, 2004
    Back in the motherland
    Theoretically it could. But since as of today you can only stream through iTunes you won't be able to do so. You'd have to wait for someone to make AE compatible with a dvd player which could take some time.
  3. macrumors G4


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Not unless one of two things happen:
    1. You can get the audio delivered to iTunes in real-time, which I don't think is possible.
    2. Apple updates other applications to use AirTunes, which I also doubt will happen.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 23, 2003
    I doubt Apple would implement this. You'd have video going via cable and audio via wireless, it'll would be almost impossible to keep them in sync so would be effectively useless.
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2004
  6. macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2004
    New Mexico
    The delay would not be that great. We're talking 10 ms round trip ping times to my Airport Express. I would use this feature if it were available...and I can think of many instances where this will reduce the amount of wiring needed for some AV setups. Think Different... There are also ways to compensate even for 10ms of delay using software....I've done it... If you've read any of Apple's documentation you would realize that Apple states, "this is not supported at this time" That's the problem with apple users, they never read documentation and expect everything to be hand fed to them. You're making the CEO a very rich man for this. One piece of advice: RTFM :D

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