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jimyyz
2007-08-21, 07:55
if i am playing a movie on my computer (mac) is there a way to stream the sound to my stereo via my squeezebox?

slimpy
2007-08-21, 08:09
You can use nicecast to broadcast a stream that slimserver can tune in to like a radio station.
However this is unsuitable for synced video-audio playback because there will be a significant lag in the audio playback due to buffering in the squeezebox.
Search the forum for nicecast or icecast for more information.

-s.

jimyyz
2007-08-21, 08:14
thanks for the info

bpa
2007-08-21, 08:24
You could also try the wavinput plugin and use mplayer to play the video. With mplayer you can adjust the lag between video and audio - you may get lucky and achieve sync by delaying the video stream.

slimpy
2007-08-21, 08:32
You could also try the wavinput plugin and use mplayer to play the video. With mplayer you can adjust the lag between video and audio - you may get lucky and achieve sync by delaying the video stream.
But wavinput is windows only if I'm not mistaken. jimyyz runs mac os.

-s.

bpa
2007-08-21, 08:42
Oops - missed the point about mac - trying mplayer is still valid if nicecast is used to stream the audio from mplayer. Nicecast has a much longer delay than wavinput so it may be harder to get sync.