I want to be able to stream whatever my computer is playing to another room in the house. In addition, I would like to occasionally stream videos to our old, but oversized, TV in another room.
I started shopping and looking at media streaming bridges and wireless speakers and frankly it seems there are a bunch of options and I don't know where to start. It probably needs to go 40 or 50 feet away. I don't think bluetooth would work and the only things I own with an ethernet port are my computer and the wireless router.
Can someone point me towards a good reliable sytem?
My parents would like to get a Roku box so they can cancel their insanely expensive DishTV subscription. How do I do this? Can I get them these specific channels? [more inside]
I'd like to create a great streaming setup for my living room. Exact requirements inside [more inside]
I need to figure out a cheap way to take a DVI or VGA signal from a PC, and capture it to a MacBook Pro to stream video to the internet. Situational constraints inside. [more inside]
We haven't had a proper TV in over a decade. I would like to have something other than my laptop to watch streaming media, DVDs, Netflix, etc. Can you explain how this works in 2013? I imagine we'd buy something like this Samsung LED HDTV
and some kind of speakers. Then what? Do we plug it into a laptop? What exactly is Apple TV and how does it stack up against Roku? This seems like it should be a simple question, but I feel like a caveman emerging from the dark, and am fairly bewildered at all of the options and variations out there. [more inside]
Rhapsody's catalog is pretty good, but poor search and spotty album info are making me unhappy. I want to be able to choose albums and tracks to stream, so I'm not looking for radio. Opera is my priority. Can you help?
I have two sets of speakers on opposite sides of a room, connected to Windows boxes, that I would like to stream music to. AirPlay isn't working out too well. What's the best alternative? [more inside]
When I stream video from almost any source, it gobbles up 100 percent of my CPU usage and becomes choppy and unwatchable. I've tried every trick in the book. Any suggestions? [more inside]
The Arizona/ASU mens' basketball game starts in about an hour. My mother is on an airplane with wifi and wants to know if it's possible for her to watch the game on her iPhone somehow. She has a DirecTV subscription but no Nomad. [more inside]
I would like to create a private music streaming service for a small circle of friends, using Amazon S3, Cloudfront, an HTML5 player and a password-protected website. Is this possible? How to do it best? (Full walkthrough of the idea within.) [more inside]
What are the best sites for streaming fitness videos? [more inside]
Rural Internet Access: Help my Dad get a connection that can actually let him stream..., well, anything! [more inside]
I have an iPad 2, a Sandisk mp3 player and about three ipods floating around my house. I also have a Sony ICF-m1000 table radio. When I plug my iPad into the AUX input on the table radio, it's not nearly loud enough.
How can I cheaply amplify the audio from my I-devices so they sound good on the Sony radio? [more inside]
I would like to know what options are available to me to enhance (or indeed the opposite) video streams - What I'd specifically like to do is download specific youtube footage (personal use) and render it with a jumpy black and white Pathe film-like quality. What would be the best approach to achieve this? - And please take into account that I have no Apple products to hand and very limited experience in manipulating the moving picture.
What is the cheapest and/or best option for listening to streaming (cached) music at the gym? Looking for hardware and software options. [more inside]
How do I avoid my web browser having to reload a video again if I view it again after having navigated away from it earlier or when I go full screen? [more inside]
I have public wi-fi at my new apartment, and am able to stream Netflix just fine via a friend's laptop. I am not sure if there is a way for my Apple TV (2nd gen) to work here. I have googled around and others seemed to be able and others not. Normally when using my home computer or kindle tablet, I have to connect to wi-fi after a given period of time left unattended and then click "connect" from a browser page so perhaps this is why the ATV2 cannot work. Any thoughts?
Thanks and have a good Thanksgiving!
It's about 6 AM. I'm leaving my house at about 7 AM. I'm getting on an airplane at about 9 AM. While on that airplane, I'd like to listen on my iPhone 4 to an .mp3 file that will be posted onto the internets at about 7:30 AM. [more inside]
Is there a music streaming program that will continuously cache a stream while a connection is available and play from that cache on demand, in a first-in-first-out manner? [more inside]
I have a 1st generation Apple TV. I also have an Intel iMac. I want to be able to stream video from the iMac to play on my TV. Is this possible? [more inside]
Looking to stream some public talks/events. [more inside]
I subscribe to HBO. Why the heck can't I get it on my Blu-Ray? Is there some other way to get it on my TV (besides going to the actual channel)? [more inside]
Please help me figure out the best way to stream my online content. [more inside]
I have, for work, a web page that is a thumbnail view of 12 (eventually 20) low frame-rate video streams. Think security cameras. I need to record this. [more inside]
Is there a Streaming track service specifically for DJs? [more inside]
Is there a way to live-stream the Sunday morning US political chat shows like Meet the Press, Face the Nation, etc? [more inside]
How can I turn android into a kickass media center? [more inside]
Where can I watch the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremonies online? [more inside]
How can my wife watch Food Network without cable TV? [more inside]
PS3 + Amazon Instant Video is giving me no sound. PS3 works perfectly with sound with all other games/movies etc. [more inside]
Is there any way to play media files on a tv if the files are stored on an external USB 2 drive, which is hooked up to an Airport Extreme Base Station? There's a Roku SD and iPhones involved in this party, if that helps.
I need to save a video from the Senate Finance Committee's hearings video library so that I can edit out a small snippet of testimony. [more inside]
My friend would like to stream video from a small club he volunteers in. [more inside]
I want to get rid of cable, but don't want to lose the content my wife and I like. There are too many options, so I need help piecing together the right setup. [more inside]
Just got a free XBox 360 (bundled with another purchase). Can I use it (with an external hard drive) as a standalone
(no PC attached) media server for storage and streaming of my music/video library? [more inside]
How can I save the audio from this streaming site? [more inside]
I'm looking for an app to play video/audio that is stored on my Mac desktop to my ipad, while on my apartment's wireless network. I do not need to access these files from the outside world, but I do need to be able to run the files without being in front of my desktop. I'm looking for something besides using the iTunes sync function to load the video onto the iPad. Recommendations?
I have a subscription video language learning product - it's a popular iPhone app, and we have two languages- (Spanish and English) - about 30 hours total. We built it in-house and we would love to stream at least a few teaser episodes on Netflix and Amazon. But since we created it, we don't have a distributor who can reach out to Amazon or Netflix. Has anyone done this that could put me in touch with someone? The typical searches have yielded little and emailing support@agiantstreamingmediasite will probably not work...
My family needs a new streaming music option for our Sunday night dinners. Semi-traditionalist snowflakes inside. [more inside]
What is a good online storage solution for huge amounts of data, high privacy settings, and streaming online videos for multiple users? [more inside]
I want to discover new artists by streaming music. [more inside]
How can I get last.fm streaming to my chumby from my (ubuntu linux) laptop? [more inside]
Is there a website somewhere with a long list of tv shows/seasons, all of the (legal) ways they're available online or streaming to tv, and upcoming new release dates? I'm tired of cross referencing all of them manually, or paying for an episode that was available for free two days later with one of my subscriptions.
: I subscribe to MLB Gameday Audio. It has the streaming audio component, which I care about, and some replay ticker display thingy, which I don't. I have the audio on at an acceptable level, but then the commercials come on AND THEY'RE SUPER-FUCKING LOUD WHOA NELLY
. Is there any sort of damper I can install on my Mac to counter this? [more inside]
What's the cheapest way I can watch live basketball coverage in my one home? I'm in California, and a Charter cable internet customer. Complication: I only want a month of access. [more inside]
I did not know of the existence of Crunchyroll
until the Kids on the Slope thread
, and I am excited to explore it. What do you think I might enjoy on the site? [more inside]
Currently live coverage of my city's council meeting is only available on the local access channel of a cable provider, to which I am not subscribed. This got me curious about the whats and hows and costs of livestreaming video coverage of city council and committee meetings. [more inside]
Roku vs AppleTV3 vs WDTV Live vs Boxee in Canada? [more inside]
How do I prevent iOS apps from using 3G on my Bell-account iPhone? [more inside]
How can I get audio while streaming Netflix through my PC to my tv? [more inside]