Playing Audio via Wireless Network through Bose Speakers (?)

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by elitesouth, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. elitesouth macrumors member


    Nov 24, 2009
    Savannah GA
    I've rearranged my entire computer setup at home, and I'd like to watch movies on a 30" display hooked up to a Powerbook G4, and play the audio through the Bose Companion 5's connected to my iMac.

    Here's a summary of the hardware:

    Dell 30" Display (connected to Powerbook via DVI)

    External HDD (contains the media; connect to iMac via Firewire)
    Bose speakers (connected to iMac via USB)

    Do I need software installed on my iMac that broadcasts my speaker connectivity to VLC on my Powerbook? Something like airtunes...

    Any help is much appreciated.

    Attached is a spiffy diagram I made in Photoshop.

  2. silencer88 macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2009
    Check out airfoil and airfoil speakers. However, I'm not sure you'll be able to get the video synced properly with the audio.
  3. Blow up tre1 macrumors member

    Nov 7, 2009
    Move Them!

    Why can't you just move the speakers to the TV when you want to watch a movie? Is this not a viable option for some reason?
    You could get a really long extension usb cable so that the speakers cable can reach both mac's. Then you can leave the extension cable plugged into the laptop and use the shorter bose cable for the imac, then plug it into the extension usb when you watch a movie.
    Otherwise, get off your lazy arse and move those speakers unless you want non-synced audio.
  4. elitesouth thread starter macrumors member


    Nov 24, 2009
    Savannah GA
    I'd offset the audio by however many milliseconds I needed to with VLC.

    Thanks silencer88 for the advice on the speakers.

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