[kwlug-disc] Multi-zone question for the audio gurus

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Wed Apr 13 18:57:29 EDT 2011


Chris Irwin wrote, On 04/13/2011 1:51 PM:
 > On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 10:40, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
 >
 >> Just checking ... so you're expecting to walk back to the 
originating room
 >> if you want to change songs / playlists / stations / whatever?
 >>
 >
 > Nope. mpd is client/server, so the server plays and clients 
control. I've
 > got mpd clients installed on my laptop and my desktop, as well as 
my phone
 > (but I have to be on wifi).
 >
 >
 >> Hmm. Wonder if wireless makes sense here. In essence, it's a 
broadcast.
 >>
 >
 > Why go wireless when you can go wired? Plus I'd have to buy new 
equipment
 > for each room.

Now I'm very confused.

You asked about running wire from a server to sound equipment in each 
room. No mention of a PC.

Now you're talking a client. That is presumably hooked up to and 
controls speakers (or receivers or whatever).

So ... why is each client not controlling the sound / why do you need 
additional wire? And, it seems to me Brent has shown in the past that 
sound on a machine in directly net addressable.

So if you're ethernet wired, why not use / transit it? Be it directly, 
or via the clients.





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