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a b D Laptop
May 9, 2004 11:37:09 AM

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Does anyone know a way to stream the audio output of a computer
wirelessly. I don't want to use any special media software on my
computer, except maybe an alternatative virtual sound card driver that
would redirect the output to the wireless receiver.

I know all about the media receivers, I don't want to use one of
those. Imagine just a laptop with this "virutal driver" installed and
a little receiver hooked up to my stereo and all the output coming
from my laptop is being played on my stereo.

Thanks in advance.

Dan
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
May 9, 2004 3:29:29 PM

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Radio Shack sells an RF sender/receiver pair. Not great quality.

Kal

On 9 May 2004 07:37:09 -0700, dan@cytex.net (Dan L) wrote:

>Does anyone know a way to stream the audio output of a computer
>wirelessly. I don't want to use any special media software on my
>computer, except maybe an alternatative virtual sound card driver that
>would redirect the output to the wireless receiver.
>
>I know all about the media receivers, I don't want to use one of
>those. Imagine just a laptop with this "virutal driver" installed and
>a little receiver hooked up to my stereo and all the output coming
>from my laptop is being played on my stereo.
>
>Thanks in advance.
>
>Dan
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
May 9, 2004 11:18:02 PM

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DL [9 May 2004 07:37:09 -0700]:
>Does anyone know a way to stream the audio output of a computer
>wirelessly. I don't want to use any special media software on my

Primo Pocket PC method:

http://iplay.40th.com/

with some screenshots collected across the ages:

http://40th.com/pic/index.html

The idea is the win32 server app (about 70 KB, pictured
midway in the collection) serves up the files, on demand,
to the client (Pocket PC). The Pocket PC line-out
(headphone jack) is plugged into the line-in of your gear.
Very fine reproduction if you ask me.

Formats understood include:

mp3, mp4, m4a, aac, ogg, and wav

The server app run on the desktop only facilitates the fast
access to the files and directories (the client handles
40,000 files -- more than I have, by the way).

>I don't want to use any special media software on my computer

I wouldn't call a 70 KB app that special. Anyway, there
is no better way. Other ways -- sure, but better? No way.

If you don't have a Pocket PC there's an full x86 version
of this, both client and server -- wireless, whatever, it
doesn't matter. Why not just cable the computer soundcard
output to the audio gear? No soundcard? Too long a run?

Anyway, if you have a recent Pocket PC this is the way to go.

--
40th Floor - Software @ http://40th.com/
iPlay : the ultimate audio player for iPAQs
mp3, ogg, mp4, m4a, aac, wav, and then some
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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
May 10, 2004 10:40:44 AM

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See what I'm actually trying to do is have the output of my laptop
play through a stereo wirelessly. I don't want to hook any external
peripherals up to the laptop, and I want the audio control to be on
the laptop not on the receiver.

Here are a couple of scenarios. If I am using winamp, itunes, a game
or any audio application along those lines, instead of the internal
speakers of the laptop playing the sound, it comes out through my
receiver wirelessly.

The way I feel this could be done is if there was some virtual audio
driver installed on the laptop that would relay the audio output to
the "receiver" which could be a computer that would plug directly into
the audio receiver.
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
May 18, 2004 5:02:59 PM

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Dan L wrote:
> See what I'm actually trying to do is have the output of my laptop
> play through a stereo wirelessly. I don't want to hook any external
> peripherals up to the laptop, and I want the audio control to be on
> the laptop not on the receiver.
>
> Here are a couple of scenarios. If I am using winamp, itunes, a game
> or any audio application along those lines, instead of the internal
> speakers of the laptop playing the sound, it comes out through my
> receiver wirelessly.
>
> The way I feel this could be done is if there was some virtual audio
> driver installed on the laptop that would relay the audio output to
> the "receiver" which could be a computer that would plug directly into
> the audio receiver.
What you need is wireless RCA connections, something like this;
http://www.ramelectronics.net/html/wireless-rfg-3000.ht...

That product may not be best suited to your application because of its
limited portability, but I hope this sets you on the right track to
finding what you need.

CD
May 19, 2004 8:34:37 AM

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My experience is that cheap wireless (~ $50.00 US) sounds lousy. And a cheap
cable (< $10.00 US) sounds OK.

But if you really need wireless, would musician's equipment work? The kind
of stuff used for mikes and guitars?

I have no idea if this works, no relevant experience. Just throwing an idea
to the group.
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