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Faking multiroom speaker setup with computers and ipods

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  • Speakers
  • Computers
  • Macintosh
  • Audio
Last response: in Home Audio
December 27, 2013 9:43:29 AM

I want to cheap out on multiple room speakers.. and use all my devices, plus ipod docs, computer speakers etc to drive it.

I've seen a couple apps that accomplish part of this

[WiFi2HiFi 2.0](http://www.cleverandson.com/wifi2hifi2.html) - mac stream to iOS .. uses computer's entire audio stream.
[AirMusic](http://www.airmusicapp.net/download.php) - PC or Mac stream to iOs or Android
[Airfoil](http://www.rogueamoeba.com/airfoil/) - anything to anything, but .. expensive and not great reviews.

I'd prefer it to be driven by mac or pc, and for mac or pc to also be able to act as a receiver, but that's not absolutely essential. I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with this and the best free solution and best overall solution

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December 27, 2013 1:22:18 PM

It is not clear what you are trying to do.
How many rooms?
You want to use PC speakers in each room and stream to them from what sources (iPod and what else)?
You want to use a PC in each room to receive the audio?
Do you want the capability to play different sources in different rooms at the same time?
The apps above are designed to stream audio from a computer to a wifi connected device. You would need such a device for each room and I don't think you would have the ability to play different things at the same time.
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