The new Mac Mini - Video Juke Box Question

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  1. marknicholls macrumors 6502

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    Hey

    With the new mac mini, does anyone know if it would be possible to play a music video (with the mini attatched to an LCD) and have the audio streaming through 2 or more express's?

    Reason I ask is I currently have a phillips stremium attatched to an LCD in my Pool room, which is great, but I also have 3 Apple Express's throughout the house for audio

    It would be amazing if I could stream a video to the LCD and have the audio from the video being streamed around the house (Via the expresses)?

    Many Thanks
     
  2. JW8725 macrumors 6502a

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    what about all this radiation in the air??:confused: :confused:
     
  3. marknicholls thread starter macrumors 6502

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    lol what!?
     
  4. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    ...are you kidding?
     
  5. marknicholls thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wasn't there a University in the States that decided not to pump out Wifi because of the Cancer risk?
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You'll need at least iTunes 6.0.2 to supports multiple speakers plugged into multiple AirPort Express.
     
  9. marknicholls thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah but i wanna stream audio from a music video....
     
  10. marknicholls thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Can airfoil stream audio from a video file to multiple expresses?
     
  11. gallivant macrumors member

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    After all the microwaves, cell phones, walkie-talkies, terrestrial radio, satellite dishes, TV broadcasts, RFID tags, etc, I really doubt a little wifi's going to make a difference.
     
  12. marknicholls thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Rather than this radiation issue that over the last week i have noticed a few people have real issues with does anyone have anything prodoctive to say?
     
  13. JW8725 macrumors 6502a

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    parle vous Anglais?:D
     
  14. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    All audio from iTunes should be directed from a sound stream. iTunes keeps playing video after you close the video window. It's just audio then.
     
  15. marknicholls thread starter macrumors 6502

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    has anyone her sucessfully played a divx/mpeg using VLC and streamed the audio to 1 or more express's without the audio lagging behind?
     
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  17. marknicholls thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have heard using VLC sorts this out?
     
  18. marknicholls thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hey Guys

    Before i buy a mac mini, i wanna make sure i can use VLC to play music videos, and stream to 3 or more express's with the audio and video staying in sync, can anyone confirm if airfoil and VLC will work well in this situation?

    Many Thanks
     
  19. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Chris is right on. Just try from your iBook.
     
  20. marknicholls thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I would if i had it, i left it round my Girlfriends in London 2 weeks ago...im not going down there for another 2 weeks! (Im using a windows laptop right now!)
     
  21. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    :eek:
    How the heck can you loose/forget your Mac?
     
  22. m-dogg macrumors 65816

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    I read about that too - It was a Canadian school. I forget the name; I think it was in Quebec though.
     
  23. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    VLC is free and if you already have the Airport equipment it's just a wizard and a little network knowledge away from being done.
     
  24. marknicholls thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah but i dont have a mac to test it on for 2 weeks!
     
  25. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Ok, I'll do some bandwidth tests at home tomorrow. I should be able to get 3 Macs on my network. All VLC capable and two on wireless.
     

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