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Streaming from computer to outdoor bluetooth speakers
« on: June 07, 2020, 07:09:48 PM »
I was asked by a friend how to stream music from computer to outside speakers.  Music stored on computer hard drive (s) and distance to speakers less than 50 feet.  Willing to purchase "some" hardware to accomplish the task.  Any suggestions/recommendations. 

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Re: Streaming from computer to outdoor bluetooth speakers
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2020, 01:24:15 PM »
My computer to my patio is too far, so this is how i do it.
I use JRiver Media Center on my computer, i connect with JRemote on my phone via wifi,
stream the signal to my phone, then bluetooth to speaker on patio.
The phone app is $10
The computer app is $25

https://jriver.com/

Easy solution...put a bunch of stuff on your phone, then bluetooth to speaker directly!

« Last Edit: June 08, 2020, 02:04:08 PM by edtyre »
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Re: Streaming from computer to outdoor bluetooth speakers
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2020, 08:54:04 PM »
Thx.  He has the phone working but has terabytes on home computer he wants to access.

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Re: Streaming from computer to outdoor bluetooth speakers
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2020, 10:40:47 PM »
Thx.  He has the phone working but has terabytes on home computer he wants to access.

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Re: Streaming from computer to outdoor bluetooth speakers
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2020, 10:13:22 AM »
subsonic! www.subsonic.org

is $1/mo

pc becomes server, phone app or any web browser for access. Unlimited bandwidth and users. Lots of access and control options. for instance I give streaming access to facebook friends, and full D/L & U/L to a few members here who track and seed for me. As long as you have unlimited data or wifi is all good. After quick buffer will even stream 24/96 flac

Interesting.  So do you leave your computer on non-stop for this to work?

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Re: Streaming from computer to outdoor bluetooth speakers
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2020, 10:16:51 AM »
The days of me leaving a computer on 24x7 are over. I don't even do bit torrent from a local computer any longer - can't believe I didn't move to a seedbox earlier.
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Re: Streaming from computer to outdoor bluetooth speakers
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2020, 11:08:02 AM »
Depending on his set up these would work. Just to let you know I do not own either of these so no real world experience.

This is a small wifi and bluetooth amp
https://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-wb40a-wi-fi-bluetooth-multi-room-2x20w-amplifier-with-ir-remote-and-app-contr--300-3821

This one connects to an existing stereo
https://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-wba28-wi-fi-bluetooth-multi-room-streamer-with-ir-remote-and-app-control--300-5770


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Re: Streaming from computer to outdoor bluetooth speakers
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2020, 02:53:14 PM »
I was asked by a friend how to stream music from computer to outside speakers.  Music stored on computer hard drive (s) and distance to speakers less than 50 feet.  Willing to purchase "some" hardware to accomplish the task.  Any suggestions/recommendations.

does the computer have built in bluetooth ?

usb dongles are pretty cheap. i used to have one so i could pair a headset to the PC for SIP calls

bluetooth installed on my NUC motherboard but i have never used it

https://www.newegg.com/Bluetooth-Adapters/SubCategory/ID-295?name=Bluetooth%2DAdapters&Order=RATING

seems many options under $20
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Re: Streaming from computer to outdoor bluetooth speakers
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2020, 03:43:27 PM »
Max distance for Bluetooth is 33 ft (according to the standard), so that's not going to work for his buddy.

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Re: Streaming from computer to outdoor bluetooth speakers
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2020, 04:18:21 PM »
Is there a power outlet within reach of the speakers? I use Apple Airport Express base stations, which have 1/8" stereo outs, for my remote indoor speakers.

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Re: Streaming from computer to outdoor bluetooth speakers
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2020, 04:37:00 PM »
I will pass this thread along.  I think the dayton audio solution is what he has in mind.

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Re: Streaming from computer to outdoor bluetooth speakers
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2020, 04:41:59 PM »
The days of me leaving a computer on 24x7 are over. I don't even do bit torrent from a local computer any longer - can't believe I didn't move to a seedbox earlier.

what are you using? i like cheapseedboxes but $15/mo adds up. i feel like i could be splitting it as i eventually pull stuff down locally
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Re: Streaming from computer to outdoor bluetooth speakers
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2020, 05:32:28 PM »
The days of me leaving a computer on 24x7 are over. I don't even do bit torrent from a local computer any longer - can't believe I didn't move to a seedbox earlier.

what are you using? i like cheapseedboxes but $15/mo adds up. i feel like i could be splitting it as i eventually pull stuff down locally

I use seedbox.io - 5 euro/mo (about $5.75) for 300GB of disk space, 100 Mbit speed, unlimited bandwidth. All ready to go with rtorrent loaded. I offload stuff to local via SFTP as I want to listen or watch. At those speeds, it comes down in a couple minutes. I've been happy for less than $6/mo. If I pay for a year in advance, it comes down to 4 euro/mo. I'll probably do that now that I've had it for 6 months and found it works for me.

This is my referral link (I do get a little something if someone signs up. No idea how much - I just activated it.)
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Re: Streaming from computer to outdoor bluetooth speakers
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2020, 05:33:28 PM »
And sorry for the OT derailment of the thread. It is the TS way, after all.
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Re: Streaming from computer to outdoor bluetooth speakers
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2020, 05:58:49 PM »
thanks, that sounds like a good fit for me
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