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Alternative: Airfoil
Authored by: lullabud on Feb 23, '11 10:11:47AM

Airfoil is an app that will do this in a more elegant way. It has free audio receiver apps on iOS, Windows, Mac OS and Linux. I've used it for years and had decent success with it. In a wireless network there can be serious sync issues when you stream to lots of devices, but that's the only real problem I've had.

http://rogueamoeba.com/airfoil/

Edited on Feb 23, '11 10:38:17AM by lullabud



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Alternative: Airfoil
Authored by: chadvonnau on Feb 23, '11 12:12:45PM

Airfoil works, but calling it elegant is a bit of a stretch.

I recommend Soundfly if you have 2 macs. It's so simple and perfect. The only down side is that, since OS 10.5, audio can break up when the receiving computer has high network usage. If you get bitten by this, airfoil or this soundflower setup might be more reliable, but otherwise, soundfly is the way to go.

http://www.abyssoft.com/software/soundfly/



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Alternative: Airfoil
Authored by: everkleer80 on Feb 24, '11 06:09:37AM

There is also an iPhone client app - great for when you want to listen to audio from your computer with [wired] headphones, but still be free to move around!



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Alternative: Airfoil
Authored by: soapbeard on Feb 24, '11 11:21:12AM

I tried airfoil and I wouldn't say it was elegant either. First, the airfoil speakers program for linux uses mono to run which means lots of extra libraries to install. Second the linux version on their site doesn't actually work unless you copy some DLLs out of the windows version into to Forth, with it all set up the sound stuttered, was garbled and has a large delay so it was useless. Fifth, you have to buy it, thankfully I could trial it before finding out it didn't work well.



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