Need iTunes 'Party' help

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by matthemercyless, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. matthemercyless macrumors member

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    Hey everyone,

    Need a little help with a party solution.

    Basically I want to be able to stream a playlist from my laptop and have it play on a bunch of other Macs across my house. :D

    The idea is that I can set up one huge playlist and have it play from one central computer to roughly 4/5 other Macs plugged into various stereos, then when you walk around the house, the music will be the same everywhere.;)

    Basically, its for my leaving party before I go traveling :cool: so I want to spend very little and don't want to pick up any new hardware.
     
  2. soms macrumors 6502

    soms

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    If they are on the same network I thought itunes would do that automatically?
     
  3. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    As long as you don't expect it all to stay in perfect sync, I'd say just have five people try to coordinate hitting "play" in iTunes using iTunes library sharing at the same time.

    Honestly though, I don't know of any software solution that allows for what you're asking. The Sonos system does this, but it is $$$$$.
     
  4. matthemercyless thread starter macrumors member

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    Done!

    This is just sod's law. I was reading an article on Macenstein that led me to http://rogueamoeba.com/airfoil/mac/index.php

    Airfoil is an unbelievable app. It does everything that I want, and I've just been and purchased it! Testing it out as we speak!

    Thanks for your help anyway guys!
     
  5. Lord Sam macrumors regular

    Lord Sam

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    Too Bad. For free, you could have opened itunes on all the computers, gone to preferences and just turned sharing on on all of them.
     
  6. matthemercyless thread starter macrumors member

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    Nah, that wouldn't really work. I want to be able to 'stream' music to other computers, not just 'share' it with them. Using AirFoil, I can control what is playing on each computer, from one central laptop.:)
     

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