Streaming Itunes to Multipule Airport Express?

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  1. dross macrumors regular

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    I want to instal several airport expresse in my house (Living room, Den, Rec Room) and conect them to powered speakers. I know I can stream Ituens to any one of the rooms but is there a way to stream (the same stream) to all of them? This would be great for background music or parties.
     
  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    I highly doubt this is possible. But as an alternative, have you looked into wireless speaker systems?
     
  3. dross thread starter macrumors regular

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    I thought about that but the Airports are so aforadable and the added benifit of compleat coverage of the network as I move around my house.

    Any other ideas????
     
  4. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    The only way I've heard of to do it is to have multiple instances and/or mulitple users running at the same time. Of course, this doesn't give you one simultaneous stream.

    I have no idea how you'd do it but if you could set up one stream as a "radio" stream and then run multiple instances of iTunes playing that single "local radio station" each one to a separate Airport Express... that'd probably work. Although it'd be insanely silly... :)
     
  5. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

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    apparently since the airpost express has been cracked there will be some new apps coming out for it.
     
  6. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    How big is your house? I get complete coverage in my 3br/2.5bath two story (including my entire yard of .33 acres) with one Linksys Router.

    I guess you can just wait for the hacks.
     
  7. pickles macrumors newbie

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    Try this out...

    http://captnswing.net/howto/itunes/

    I found this link on another site. This sets up other users on your computer and moves your iTunes library to a shared folder. I do not have an AE yet, but I tried this out and it does work. I was able to set four other users (labeled for each room) and can play a different song for each room at the same time. It sounded like crap having five songs playing at once, but this should work beautifully. I have no idea what kind of horsepower will be required to encode then stream to all of those AEs.

    Good luck!
     
  8. dross thread starter macrumors regular

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    I need at least two airports one for the basement and first floor and the second on the third floor (where my office is) I was also going to put one out in my garige for some outdoor speekers and to use in the back yard.

    I know I am crazy but it would be cool. :rolleyes:
     

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