[mythtv-users] Can I play music on 2 frontend simultaneously ?

Robert Longbottom rongblor at googlemail.com
Mon Feb 20 21:53:58 UTC 2012

On 20 Feb 2012, at 09:32 PM, Nick Rout <nick.rout at gmail.com> wrote:

> Squeezeboxserver does this well but of course you need their hardware. I am not sure how well sync works with the software players.
Sync between their hardware players is absolutely superb!  I've not tried their software players recently, but when I tried them a few years ago it wasn't quite there. Maybe they have improved in the later releases. 


> On 21/02/2012 10:16 AM, "Raymond Wagner" <raymond at wagnerrp.com> wrote:
> On 2/20/2012 15:41, Thomas Carrié wrote:
> > I am new to MythTV, my goal is to play music simultaneously on the Hi-Fi
> > Amplifier of the living room and the Amplifier of the bedroom.
> Yes.  You can play music on both frontends simultaneously.
> No.  There is no mechanism to maintain synchronization of playback for
> two independent frontends.
> You either need to have a single, central playback device, with audio
> lines run to both amps, or you will need to develop some synchronization
> mechanism to keep playback of both frontends in lock-step.  Note, the
> ear is very good at picking out delayed audio.  For a muted echo,
> anything within a few dozen ms would likely be sufficient.  If both
> sources are at the same perceived volume, more than a couple ms will be bad.
> The brain doesn't like when an echo is too loud.  It's competing range
> cues, and you can't unconsciously ignore it.  It's the same reason why
> stereoscopic TV, with variable convergence but static focus, gives many
> people headaches.
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