Getting Airport Express to play system sound? (i.e. not just iTunes)

johnbro23

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I thought everything was great when I moved my speakers across the room to free up some space on my desk, until I tried to watch a movie. Any ideas how to get the system sound to go to the AE and then to my speakers?
 

WildCowboy

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There's Airfoil for sending audio from apps other than iTunes, but it won't help your situation. The latency inherent in the AirPort Express playback makes it unsuitable for video.
 

Lollypop

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Some people have had limited success by tweaking the delay of the video stream in conjunction with Airfoil, but it apparently takes a lot of trail and error. What video player are you using? Most people have had success with VLC and a lot of tweaking.:D
 

johnbro23

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Luckily the AUX cable to my speakers is long enough to reach across the room (dorm rooms are tiny) so when I'm watching a movie or TV, I can just string it across the room.