Playing audio from Vista in another room

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  1. jamesg1979

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    I'm pretty new here and have maybe a dumb ass question - and apols if I post this in the wrong forum
    I have Vista Premium in my lounge and would like to be able to play and more importantly choose music to play in my other rooms (wirelessly preferred)
    So in effect I could have one song playing in my lounge, but another song playing in my kitchen.

    I'm pretty sure I'm after an audio Extender or transmitter, but the only ones I can find are HP (apparantly discontinued) and Lynksys but this plays videos and requires a monitor or TV, I'd prefer a simple small unit, where I can skip through the songs or playlists to choose a song.
    Also (this is getting greedy), perhaps even choose radio if desired

    Any thoughts?
     
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    My solution to this problem was to run a 10 metre VGA lead from the PC into the second room into the screen there. For audio I ran a coaxial digital lead through to the second room. I controlled Media Centre in the second room via Xantech wired IR control. It all worked perfectly. Since then I have installed a second media centre in the second room and access all audio and video via the wired network. All working really well now. Hope this helps

    Graham
     
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    Depends on your budget but you could get http://www.clevertec.co.uk/chcmcc.htm.

    If you want an additional source a standard XBOX360 would be OK. You could connect it to a local amp/HiFi and wirelessly link to the main MCE. Once it's configured you wouldn't need a screen attached. The software could talk to a Global Cache (installed with the XBOX) and send a "Green Button" command which would turn the XBOX on (in "Extender Mode") and off as required.

    For a single source just get the software (for control) and a set of wireless speakers.

    Can't really say any more as I was involved in the project and I don't want to appear biased. Just thought I'd point it out.

    Wo0zy.
     

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