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How to play music from laptop, wirelessly to stereo receiver?

Discussion in 'Networking and Wireless' started by lithnights, Jul 3, 2008.

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  1. lithnights

    lithnights Notebook Consultant

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    Hello all,

    I am attempting to control music via my laptop (via windows media player or Itunes), send it wirelessly to my stereo receiver and out to my wired speakers. Basically I want to be able to sit in my kitchen, and play, rewind, pause etc. my MP3s using my laptop mouse, and have the sound come out of my speakers in the family room.

    I assume this is possible but what do i need to do? I have done some basic research and have heard of things like Apple Airport or Logitech Wireless Music System for PC.

    Has anyone used these or are there other options out there?

    I have searched the threads here and haven't found this answer. If there is one already, please let me know?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Wirelessman

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    Bluetooth may be?
     
  3. lithnights

    lithnights Notebook Consultant

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    There you go, just verify the distance ranges, bluetooth doesn't go very far.
     
  5. nizzy1115

    nizzy1115 Notebook Prophet

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    What i do is have a computer with all my music on it hooked up to the stereo and wifi on it. Then i use remote desktop to control the desktop from my laptop and can be anywhere in the house and control the music :)
     
  6. lithnights

    lithnights Notebook Consultant

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    OK, but what do you actually use to get the music from computer to stereo? Directly wired? If so, that won't work since my computer is in the study and stereo across the house in the family room. I need to get it wirelessly from my laptop (or desktop) to my stereo.

    Am I understanding you correctly?

    thanks,
     
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    What about using an FM transmitter like they do for MP3 players to pipe in to your car stereo? Connect that to your lappy and tune it in on the home stereo.
     
  9. WackyT

    WackyT Notebook Deity

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    I use the Linksys Wireless-G Music Bridge for this. I have it connected to my audio system through the optical digital output, and it sounds great! Got mine from Geeks.com for about $30.
     
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    A PS3 and Windows Media Player combo works well.
     
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    this looks exactly like what I am needing.

    question- I can be connected to this router and my wireless internet router at the same time? Sony FW190
     
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