What application to use two appletvs to play same thing?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by x-evil-x, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    i want to play music at the same time on two appletvs and using itunes to do it the music is out of sync. is there an app that can do this?
     
  2. macrumors 68040

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    Mine have always been in sync (or at least close enough that going from room to room I don't notice it). Are you using ethernet, wifi or a combination?
     
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    ZeRoLiMiT

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    it should give you the option to play on multiple rooms if you are using a laptop. I dont think you can do that with iphone or ipad
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    it does on my iTunes-mac but its out of sync.

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    i live in a studio so i notice if its out of sync. i have surround sound in each part of my place. but i have one connected to ethernet and one wi fi.
    i tried disconnecting the ethernet one and going through wi fi but it had the same issue. its off slightly
     
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    anybody else know? airfoil is giving me the same outcome. there has to be a way?
     
  8. macrumors 601

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    No comprendo.

    Why would you expect two separate ATV devices to be synchronized?

    U maybe looking at things more dedicated for what you want like Sonos.
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    More to the point: why do you need simultaneous streaming in a studio? How big is the room that you need two separate sets of speakers!?
     
  10. theautopilot, Nov 12, 2013
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    theautopilot

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    You have not mentioned what your audio setup is. Chances are that the aTVs actually are in sync, but the slight difference in timing that you are hearing is down to your AMP/DAC's processing.

    If you want perfect sync, I don't understand why you would use 2 aTVs. Just use one and split the audio to two amps. But as other have said, why have 4 speakers in one room?
     
  11. macrumors 68020

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    i send mine to 4 speakers, and it's all in sync.

    i've got an iHome iW2, B&W A7, denon surround sound system, and airport express with speakers.

    (can also use an aTV hooked to the denon, and that works fine too)

    long skinny apartment, so while you can't hear all 4, you can hear 3 at a time.

    I'll second auto pilot's guess that the aTV is in sync, but there's something in your speakers/amplifier that is a bit slow.

    or on the off chance you've got some distance between the speakers, it might be the delay in the time it takes sound to travel (100 feet will be about 1/10 of a second delay)
     
  12. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i figured it out it was one of my receivers was set to a delay years ago from directv i never changed it back. works fine now through two 5.1 systems.
     

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