Introduction: Wireless Music All Over Your Crib As If You Were Rich or Geeky

It is probably well known that iTunes will broadcast to Airports on your network. It may not be as well known how to get such popular sites as Pandora and wolfgangsvault to do so. The key is an inexpensive program called Airfoil. It only needs to run on the broadcasting computer. A huge additional benefit is that other computers can run the free program Airfoil Speakers, "a free accompaniment to Airfoil." So in this frenetic 30 second video, you can first see and hear Devo's "Whip It" playing on Pandora on a Mac, then see and hear it being broadcast via Airport Express to speakers in the TV room, then see and hear it being broadcast via Airport Express to a Bose system in the living room, and finally being broadcast to a PC running Airfoil Speakers upstairs.

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Project7 (author)2010-01-19

i like it.. the three stories is great too.
and woowww, how many dogs do you have?

well done with the set up.

realitymensch (author)2009-11-04

BTW, I guess the most precise term for what an Airport is is "wireless access point."

willr001 (author)2009-08-27

Okay, so I have no idea what you're talking about... What is an airport? (other than the obvious place that planes take off and land). What is Airport Express? Other than recommending a paid program that does "something" here, what is going on? If Airports are those weird looking Mac routers, and this thing needs a paid program and such, I'd think about revising the title to say "...your crib if you're rich, but not geeky" Mac stuff is for rich people.

realitymensch (author)willr0012009-08-27

Apparently you have some idea. "Airport" with a capital "A" on a network is a low cost Apple router, which is not, by the way, "weird looking" (as if that matters.) The "paid program" costs $25, and achieves a highly desirable result, which is a good reason to "recommend" it (try writing it yourself for $25.)

http://www.bose.com/controller?event=DTC_LINKS_TARGET_EVENT&DTCLinkID=7935&mulsourceid=BB646491&src=BB646491
Makes $100 or less for the Airport and $25 for Airfoil seem like a no-brainer.

zuixro (author)2009-08-27

Thanks for that. The link to the website is:
http://rogueamoeba.com/airfoil/

I knew there was probably a way to do that. Just so everyone knows, the program isn't free. You need a license key, or "noise is overlaid on all transmissions longer than 10 minutes." I wonder if there's a program that can do this for Linux...

giod (author)zuixro2009-10-22

The free way to do this would be to use the Winamp Shoutcast DST plugin and setup a simple radio station. Then just tune your computers to it... This could be done in Linux as well with Icecast.

realitymensch (author)zuixro2009-08-27

I don't know about Linux. At $25 for Mac or Windows, the price is right. If you think you might want to broadcast from both flavors, there is a discount if you order both at the same time.

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