Monday, November 23, 2009

The sound of silence

Tonight's task was to get Airfoil working with the Mac and Ubuntu machines. This software allows you to play any audio via a Airport Express. Via Airfoil Speakers, you can connect to another computer's speakers as if it were an Airport Express. It's a great idea in theory, but it didn't happen.

As far as I can tell Airfoil is working fine on the Mac and it connects to an Airport Express just fine. I tried Airfoil Speakers Linux and no dice. The remote machine appears in Airfoil but when I connect it crashes. Something is not right with the remote program as well. I can't see any of the text in the menus.

Plan B is to install Wine and try out the Windows version. I don't really have high hopes for this. This isn't a very high priority task, so I'll probably come back to it later.

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