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What technologies (hardware/software) are available for streaming audio in realtime (with some latency, of course) over a Wifi network? Although I'm using mostly Macs, I would like something that any client can access (especially smart phones that can access Wifi).

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Subsonic can stream over WiFi or the internet. I have it running at home so I can listen to my music over the air from work on my PC or from my Android phone, but there is also an iPhone app.

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Looks good. Not sure why I didn't upvote this when you posted it originally. Thanks! – Dan Rosenstark Nov 2 '11 at 3:43
interesting link – Dan Rosenstark Nov 2 '11 at 3:47

For the Mac/iPhone combo the tool you need is Airfoil. It can use an AirPort Express station or you can install the 'server' component on the machines you'd like to play through. It has a free companion app that will let your iPhone/iPod Touch become the 'speaker' as well.

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thanks, sucks that most of the best stuff will be iOS and OSX-based. – Dan Rosenstark Jun 28 '10 at 18:54
The computers running as speakers for Airfoil can be anything. You can download the server-side software from the vendor's site. – xorbyte Jun 28 '10 at 19:48
I'm looking through the site now. So the client list would be Mac, PC, Linux, or iOS only? I can't seem to understand the site too well: what about Android and other smartphones? Seems not – Dan Rosenstark Jun 28 '10 at 20:00
yeah, talked to their support: no android. "Airfoil can transmit audio from your computer to an AirPort Express Base Station, Apple TV, or any other computer - including Mac, PC, Linux and/or iOS device (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad) - that is running our free Airfoil Speakers client." – Dan Rosenstark Jun 28 '10 at 20:18
Note that Airfoil has a (minimum) 2s latency. – Nik Feb 19 '13 at 20:43

For me: ices + icecast on the ubuntu server side; any stream player on the client side (e.g. XiiaLive Lite on the Android)

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I'll be checking this out. Any links you put up before I check it out would be greatly appreciated :) – Dan Rosenstark Jul 15 '10 at 19:01

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