Wifi Home music setup?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by birchnick10, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. birchnick10 macrumors newbie

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    Alright here goes....after hours of searching I just coulndt find it.


    Right now I have 2 motorola dc800's hooked up in 2 seperate rooms for wireless music to be setup with my ipod touch via dongle connected to the touch.

    The problem I have is I have to indivdually connect each one each time i want to use them and they only work for about 15ft before they cut out.

    So im thinking WIFI now, but what I dont know is if anyone has devised a way to send music out wifi from the touch. I know remote is possible, but I want to send music.

    Then if that is possible what is there that i can get that will recieve music through wifi that I can then hook up to an individual home audio reciever.

    Essentially im looking for a way to send music from my ipod touch (so i can walk with it in my pocket) with wifi throughout my house without complications and a way where i dont need a computer to do so.
     
  2. txhockey9404 macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I don't think that is possible, but I understand what you mean. That would be an awesome idea! Someone would really make a lot of money off of something like that. However, I really don't think Apple would allow that because the record companies would complain that it is a way for peer-to-peer music transfers to occur.

    Currently, I think the best idea would be to get 2 AirPort Expresses and leave iTunes on on your computer, and then use the new free Remote app from Apple to control them. It would accomplish the same thing, although I know it is much more cost effective to use equipment you currently own.
     
  3. birchnick10 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This issue with that is I dont yet have a computer.... not sure if you have any knowledge of the apple tv hack but do you think this would suffice if I could get osx running on it? Then airport express just one room since i'll have the apple tv in one.
     
  4. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    Keep your Touch. Best player on the market for web access, email, and apps.
    Buy ANY other media player that has bluetooth. Samsung P2, Insignia Pilot, Philips SA5245BT, etc..
    Buy a bluetooth receiver for your system.
    Put your music on the new device.
    Play the music wirelessly, +/- 30 feet, through your system.

    Or get a bluetooth add-on for your touch and a bluetooth receiver for your system.
     
  5. txhockey9404 macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, but I can't help you with the Apple TV hack, but I wonder if OS X would run decently enough to allow you to even run iTunes. Seeing as the Apple TV is not a full computer, one would think it would have even less than the performance of a Macbook Air.

    If you can afford it, a better solution might be a refurb Mac Mini or other HTPC instead of an Apple TV, and you could get the Airport Express. It would definitely be much faster, and you would have a computer, as well as a DVD player in that one box. If you should need it later, you could always add more storage via an external hard drive, whereas the Apple TV requires a hardware hack. The Mac Mini also has many more capabilities.

    Just adding some suggestions.
     

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