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Anonymous
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May 9, 2004 11:38:39 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

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Anonymous
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May 9, 2004 6:15:35 PM

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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

I think you're dreaming a bit :-) If you want to use wifi a.k.a. 802.11b,
then you need to get one of those Linksys media receiver thingys. I've
seen some generic ones out there too but they are all expensive. Check out
some at http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/audio/ . You could also get a
junk PC, install a wifi card, and do some configuring to get that to do
what you want. However, considering you need to buy a $50 wifi card either
way, you're probably better off with the set-top Linksys media thing.

If the distance you're trying to cover is in line-of-sight, then you could
probably use an infrared transmitter and receiver. I've seen those in a
bunch of stereo stores.

--Mitchua
Anonymous
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May 10, 2004 3:32:23 AM

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On 9 May 2004 07:38:39 -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

If you're asking what I think, I've got a set of wireless headphones
sitting on my desk. Input to the xmitter is from the audio out jack
on the computer sound card.

I could probably re-wicker the headset to take the received audio and
pump it to a line-in jack on the stereo without too much trouble.

No special software or drivers required, just Winamp or WMP9 or ...

Greg
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Anonymous
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May 10, 2004 4:17:40 AM

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Mitchua <mitchuaNOSPAM@hush.com> wrote in news:Wyunc.1028$dr1.56651
@news20.bellglobal.com:

> 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
>
> I think you're dreaming a bit :-) If you want to use wifi a.k.a. 802.11b,
> then you need to get one of those Linksys media receiver thingys. I've
> seen some generic ones out there too but they are all expensive. Check out
> some at http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/audio/ . You could also get a
> junk PC, install a wifi card, and do some configuring to get that to do
> what you want. However, considering you need to buy a $50 wifi card either
> way, you're probably better off with the set-top Linksys media thing.
>
> If the distance you're trying to cover is in line-of-sight, then you could
> probably use an infrared transmitter and receiver. I've seen those in a
> bunch of stereo stores.
>
> --Mitchua

Or an FM transmitter on the laptop, broadcasting to an FM channel on the
stereo.
Anonymous
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May 10, 2004 4:17:41 AM

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Mr. Grinch wrote:

> Mitchua <mitchuaNOSPAM@hush.com> wrote in news:Wyunc.1028$dr1.56651
> @news20.bellglobal.com:
>
>> 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
>>
>> I think you're dreaming a bit :-) If you want to use wifi a.k.a.
>> 802.11b,
>> then you need to get one of those Linksys media receiver thingys. I've
>> seen some generic ones out there too but they are all expensive. Check
>> out
>> some at http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/audio/ . You could also get
>> a junk PC, install a wifi card, and do some configuring to get that to do
>> what you want. However, considering you need to buy a $50 wifi card
>> either way, you're probably better off with the set-top Linksys media
>> thing.
>>
>> If the distance you're trying to cover is in line-of-sight, then you
>> could
>> probably use an infrared transmitter and receiver. I've seen those in a
>> bunch of stereo stores.
>>
>> --Mitchua
>
> Or an FM transmitter on the laptop, broadcasting to an FM channel on the
> stereo.

Oh yeah, they sell those everywhere too. Most are REALLY short range (meant
for car dashboards) though. Does the FCC/CRTC allow longer range ones?
Anonymous
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May 10, 2004 10:41:25 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
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May 10, 2004 3:14:13 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.

How the heck are you going to connect it wirelessly without an peripherals?
That's like asking if you can connect your laptop to the internet without
any peripherals. You need at least a wifi card or something and like I
said, if you want to go wifi, you probably are probably looking at one of
those Linksys media things.

>
> 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
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May 10, 2004 5:30:16 PM

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Shoutcast on your laptop (you'll need a Wi-Fi card) and a SqueezeBox
(www.slimdevices.com) at your stereo will work for anything Shoutcast
can stream. Doubt it for real-time audio from games or other random
applications, though.

dan@cytex.net (Dan L) wrote in message news:<3d625431.0405100541.1662ac69@posting.google.com>...
> 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
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a b D Laptop
May 10, 2004 6:26:57 PM

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Try this:

http://www.ccrane.com/fm-transmitter.asp

Marc

"Greg Surratt" <glsurrattt@att.net> wrote in message
news:nlft90hqj09ttv8ronfu67tnvjuhll79ef@4ax.com...
> On 9 May 2004 07:38:39 -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.
> >
Anonymous
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a b D Laptop
May 10, 2004 8:16:40 PM

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In article <3d625431.0405100541.1662ac69@posting.google.com>,
Dan L <dan@cytex.net> wrote:
:See what I'm actually trying to do is have the output of my laptop
:p lay through a stereo wirelessly. I don't want to hook any external
:p eripherals 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
:o r 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
:D river 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.

It's been done for at least a decade under Unix, using the 'radio'
program.

You have, by the way, in this thread consistantly omitted saying which
operating system you are running. 'winamp' would tend to imply Windows.
'itunes' was developed on Mac OSX, but was also made available on Windows.
"a game" or "any audio appliction" could be pretty much any OS. There
are noticable differences between OS abilities to copy or redirect
audio.

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but there's a decision! -- Wim Wenders (WoD)
Anonymous
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May 10, 2004 9:19:00 PM

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I don't know if this is what you mean, but I aim to set up a wireless client
that physically connects to my stereo (line out from the sound card to AUX
in on the receiver), and will share my iTunes library (and streaming radio).
I plan to use this setup to play my library (on the main computer) through
my stereo, controlled by the wireless client. So far, my preliminary tests
have worked flawlessly.
"Dan L" <dan@cytex.net> wrote in message
news:3d625431.0405100541.1662ac69@posting.google.com...
> 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.
May 10, 2004 11:05:13 PM

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On Sun, 9 May 2004 07:38:39 -0700, Dan L wrote
(in article <3d625431.0405090638.1823203a@posting.google.com>):

> 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.

Dan,
Ya need a medium, something to carry the audio to the receiver.

This can be:
- (low tech) a cable
- (mid tech) FM radio signals
- (higher tech) 802.11 Wi-Fi signals

If you want to broadcast your audio to your FM receiver, you need a
transmitter for the FM. These are pretty small, inexpensive, and plug into
the audio (headphone) jack of your laptop.

If you want to use the Wi-Fi signals, you've already got a transmitter: the
Wi-Fi card in your laptop. But you have no Wi-Fi receiver at your stereo. You
need something to turn the audio-over-Wi-Fi into sound, so your receiver can
play the tunes. This can be, as others have pointed out, a dedicated
Wi-Fi/audio device, or a dedicated computer (ie, an old model of laptop).

RIght now you've got a Wi-Fi transmitter, and an FM receiver. These aren't
compatible. You've got to compliment your setup with either an FM transmitter
or a Wi-Fi receiver.

Good luck,
--
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Anonymous
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May 11, 2004 2:45:16 AM

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Hey, Marc, that works for me!

But the OP keeps talking about hooking up a receiver to his stereo,
ignoring the fact that having a "receiver" implies that one must also
have a "transmitter!" He keeps talking about a "virtual driver" or
some such, but without the hardware, that signal just ain't gonna get
very far.



On Mon, 10 May 2004 14:26:57 GMT, "mtobolski"
<marc@removethespamtobolski.com> wrote:

>Try this:
>
>http://www.ccrane.com/fm-transmitter.asp
>
>Marc
>
>"Greg Surratt" <glsurrattt@att.net> wrote in message
>news:nlft90hqj09ttv8ronfu67tnvjuhll79ef@4ax.com...
>> On 9 May 2004 07:38:39 -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.
>> >
>
Anonymous
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a b D Laptop
May 11, 2004 5:11:24 AM

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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.

How do you propose the audio reach the receiver? Magic is not an option.

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Anonymous
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May 11, 2004 3:12:42 PM

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dan@cytex.net (Dan L) wrote in news:3d625431.0405100541.1662ac69
@posting.google.com:

> 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.


"Computer that would plug directly into the audio receiver"

You just described a wireless media player. In your first post you said you
didn't want one of these.

> I know all about the media receivers, I don't want to use one of
> those.

Either you do want one or you don't. If it's DIY or off the shelf makes no
difference as to what it does. It's still the same basic device doing the
same purpose.
Anonymous
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May 12, 2004 1:43:30 AM

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The computer is a Windows Based pc running Windows XP. A media
receiver would be ideal, except I don't want to control the music from
the media receiver. I want the OUTPUT of the laptop to play through
the media receiver which would be plugged into the audio receiver.
The laptop has wireless built in, and is connected to the same network
as the media receiver.

Here is a typical scenario for this application.

I load itunes/winamp/wimp on the laptop and the sound output plays
through the media gateway.

Hope this clarifies what I'm trying to accomplish
!