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#1 2005-11-01 22:26:02

freakyc
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Registered: 2004-03-28
Posts: 89

mpd Throughout the House

I know there's a lot of mpd users on here.  So I thought I'd see if anyone has any experience with getting playback in multiple rooms in the house without having a computer in each room.  Oh ya, and I'm cheap so I'm not looking to spend much  wink And I have a laptop on a wireless network here, so I'm not real concerned with being able to control it from every room.

I know there's wireless devices for transmitting audio and/or video but they do cost a bit and I've yet to find any that don't use 2.4Ghz.

I think it was the mpd forums where I saw someone mention they had built 1/8" jack to rj45 converters to use existing network cabling running from the closet with the mpd server to distribute the sound.  I thought that was pretty cool, but I have no idea how to do that  :?

Anyways, not something real important.  Just something I've been wondering about and thought I'd see if the creative minds around here have come up with anything to do something like this.

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#2 2005-11-02 10:57:13

Cam
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From: Brisbane, Aus
Registered: 2004-12-21
Posts: 658
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Re: mpd Throughout the House

On my last computer I cut up my computer speaker wire, ran it to a 12V Alpine car amp running on a deep-cycle battery which was powering a 12" Alpine sub and two 6x9". It was just an experiment, mucking around with some mates stereo gear while his car was in getting painted. Story juice: maybe something like this but less drastic could work for you, just run speaker wire through the roof into a couple of decent-quality speakers in each room. To split the signal that much you'd probably need some sort of amplifier to keep good sound quality. It's an idea at any rate wink

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