[mythtv-users] OT: Stream Music around the house

Gary Dawes gary.dawes at gmail.com
Mon Jul 16 18:55:44 UTC 2007

I'll chime in about slimserver being ace, and add that the software is open
and freely available, along with a java based software emulator for the
squeezebox hardware, so you could try before you buy, or just use the
emulators on PCs.


On 16/07/07, Peter Loron <peterl at standingwave.org> wrote:
> J. Joseph Benavidez wrote:
> > On Monday 16 July 2007, Damian wrote:
> >> Hello all,
> >>
> >> Sorry this is off topic, but you lot are the best people I can think of
> >> to ask.
> >>
> >> What would you do (or what are you doing) to stream music around a
> house
> >> into rooms that don't have PC's?
> You have rooms in your house without PC's?!?!?
> >> My girlfriend really wants to have music in whichever room she's in,
> not
> >> just blast it from one room in the hope that she can hear it while
> she's
> >> doing other things. I can easily put some speakers in a couple of the
> >> main rooms, but what are my options for what to plug them into? I've
> >> wondered about outputting a radio signal from the main music computer
> >> that could be picked up by a low cost unit placed with the speakers in
> >> each room but I'd love to hear your thoughts. Ideally, she'd be able to
> >> have some level of control over the sound and even which music files
> are
> >> playing, but maybe that's asking a bit much without another computer
> >> present.
> >>
> >> As ever, cost is an issue. If the best solutions are expensive, I guess
> >> I could just wire metres of stereo cable around the house. That may
> even
> >> be the best option come to think of it. I have a wired network between
> >> all my machines because I'm over paranoid of WiFi health risks.
> >> Especially with a new baby on the way.
> Squeezebox is pretty good:
> http://www.slimdevices.com/
> -Pete
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