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General => Feature requests & roadmap => Topic started by: lemming86_au on February 17, 2009, 04:57:05 am

Title: Send audio from video to Squeezebox or simillar?
Post by: lemming86_au on February 17, 2009, 04:57:05 am
Hi Everyone,

Not sure if this is possible, but would be a nice feature.

I would like to be able to play a video in one room & use the follow me to play in some/all other rooms, including to audio only devices, like the Squeezebox.
Would it be possible to send just the audio stream from the video to these devices?

Regards,
Josh
Title: Re: Send audio from video to Squeezebox or simillar?
Post by: gtsupport on November 06, 2010, 12:07:11 am
I've been searching the net for the same answer, has anyone tried to send the audio from TV or a movie to a squeezebox?  Was considering using one for the bathroom, don't really want to have to purchase another MD just to run 2 speakers in this room.

Any other solutions welcome.
Matt
Title: Re: Send audio from video to Squeezebox or simillar?
Post by: gtsupport on February 24, 2011, 04:17:16 pm
Bump.. ;D
Title: Re: Send audio from video to Squeezebox or simillar?
Post by: _if_ on February 24, 2011, 05:18:46 pm
sorry for the stupid question, but why would anybody want to do that?
Title: Re: Send audio from video to Squeezebox or simillar?
Post by: Marie.O on February 24, 2011, 06:04:06 pm
sorry for the stupid question, but why would anybody want to do that?
because someone would like to continue listen to a movie while visiting the restroom...
Title: Re: Send audio from video to Squeezebox or simillar?
Post by: buckle on February 24, 2011, 08:12:03 pm
because someone would like to continue listen to a movie while visiting the restroom...

It would also be very useful for watching sporting events, as you could still hear the play-by-play.
Title: Re: Send audio from video to Squeezebox or simillar?
Post by: _if_ on February 24, 2011, 11:00:54 pm
It would also be very useful for watching sporting events, as you could still hear the play-by-play.

oh yes, that makes sense!
Title: Re: Send audio from video to Squeezebox or simillar?
Post by: gtsupport on February 25, 2011, 09:34:49 am
I always listen to Sky News in the morning, would be great to be able to listen to it whilst I'm in the shower and getting ready for work.  Thats my reason. :)
Title: Re: Send audio from video to Squeezebox or simillar?
Post by: belanger on May 20, 2011, 07:54:33 pm
I very like this idea as well.  Anyone knows what squeezebox uses for protocol?  Maybe it's easy ... maybe not :-(  I'm thinking to buy a Squeezebox, that's why I ask.

Pierre
Title: Re: Send audio from video to Squeezebox or simillar?
Post by: Marie.O on May 21, 2011, 12:05:52 am
I think a doable way would be to utilize a media player that is capable to stream audio only and use that as the source for a "radio station" for the squeezebox

Definitly an interesting task
Title: Re: Send audio from video to Squeezebox or simillar?
Post by: belanger on May 22, 2011, 04:34:31 am
I was surprise and happy to find 'squeeze box' server for Linux.  It's written in PERL.

The installation RPM and archive source code are available here:

  http://www.squeezenetwork.com/download

The protocol : http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/SlimProtoTCPProtocol

Softqueeze: http://softsqueeze.sourceforge.net/

I'm thinking it's probably possible to mod the source code to make this happen.

PRB
Title: Re: Send audio from video to Squeezebox or simillar?
Post by: Marie.O on May 22, 2011, 10:16:46 am
The Squeezebox server is already installed whenever LinuxMCE detects a Squeezebox.