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Dec. 26th, 2002 | 03:54 pm

So, I gave in to my obsessiveness and managed to get simple multicast RTP streaming working on my network.

My poor little brain is quite confused. The sounds coming from the two computers are really close to being synchrnoized. But they're different enough to sound like an echo. Except the sound is coming from the same place, but it sounds like an echo, but millions of years of evolution says that can't happen.

Maybe it'd be less confusing in the two sets of speakers were further apart.

Nope... hmm... yeah, if I modify the protocol to include a time synchronization information...

*slap, slap*

right, the simple answer. speaker cable and an amp that can drive audio in more than one room. Analog wires fast, computer protocol stacks slow.

but, but... then I feel less involved, and how can I get the audio to flow into whatever room I happen to be in?

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from: nogbogfrog
date: Dec. 26th, 2002 08:14 pm (UTC)

Well you could go nuts and set up motion detectors. A simpler alternative, which wouldn't work so well would be to use temperature gauges. Sounds like a fun project. Tell me if it works!


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from: alienghic
date: Dec. 26th, 2002 09:26 pm (UTC)

Really the only question is how insane are the motion detectors going to be. (passive IR, IR+Microwave, how resistant to pets, etc). Well okay, theres the questions of how are they going to be connected to my computer, and what software is going to control them.

The idea of music flowing was that when you left one room and walked into another the music would fade in the room you left while increasing in the new room.

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from: anonymous
date: Dec. 27th, 2002 11:07 am (UTC)

Depending on how sensitive they were you'd have to be careful. To listen to music you'd need to be moving around enough to set off the motion sensors. You could set it to turn off in 60 seconds, or in 5 seconds.. but either way there might be a time where you're quietly reading a book and poof.

One thing you can get is those light switch motion sensors.. and if you have a switch that controls a plug (for a lamp) then plug a receiver in there (or even one of those wireless speaker units, with the main broadcaster on your computer).. If you got a wireless speaker unit, you wouldn't have echo from your computer as much, and do some motion sensor and it should work fine!

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