screen sharing & volume?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by driphone, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. driphone macrumors regular

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    In connecting two macs via the wireless network (screen sharing) can the volume be heard from the host computer?
    TIA.
     
  2. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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    Not with Screen Sharing on its own, no. What audio were you hoping to hear - System alerts?
     
  3. driphone thread starter macrumors regular

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    let's say...starting a movie or a song on the host basement computer and listening it upstairs from the connecting computer.
     
  4. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think screen sharing is ideal for watching video from one Mac to another. If there's no other way, you could try Soundfly to broadcast the audio, but you would be better off streaming songs via iTunes.
     
  5. driphone thread starter macrumors regular

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    i used that just as an example, i use my ATV for sharing multimedia files. My question is...do the Mac 'screen sharing' or the 'connect as' features include an option for the audio to be shared?
     
  6. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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    No, Screen Sharing does not share audio. "Connect As..." allows you to browse the remote computer's shared folders in the Finder and is nothing to do with audio.
     
  7. driphone thread starter macrumors regular

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    Got it. This ? came about when I played around editing a home movie from my MBP off of the iMac down in the basement. I noticed I couldn't hear the audio.
    Thanks.
     

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