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Old 09-14-13, 02:28 PM
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Streaming iTunes question

I'm looking for something to help my stream my iTunes wirelessly - from my desktop in my office - through my main AV receiver located in my family room.

I have a Roku, and I've tried Plex - couldn't get it to work at all - and Logitech Media Server - got it working but it seems kind of clunky/buggy and the audio quality is simply fair.

I was looking at something like G-Box Midnight MX2 Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Dual Core XBMC Streaming Mini HTPC TV Box Player and was wondering if that would do what I want.

Is the G-Box the way to go?
Would love any suggestions....
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Old 09-14-13, 03:28 PM
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Re: Streaming iTunes question

Any reason why you're not getting an AppleTV?
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Old 09-14-13, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Pointyskull View Post
I'm looking for something to help my stream my iTunes wirelessly - from my desktop in my office - through my main AV receiver located in my family room.

I have a Roku, and I've tried Plex - couldn't get it to work at all - and Logitech Media Server - got it working but it seems kind of clunky/buggy and the audio quality is simply fair.

I was looking at something like G-Box Midnight MX2 Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Dual Core XBMC Streaming Mini HTPC TV Box Player and was wondering if that would do what I want.

Is the G-Box the way to go?
Would love any suggestions....
Are we talking iTunes audio or video? I think there is a way to do this with Plex but I'm not sure.

Regardless, I think you'll run into issues with the Apple DRM. This is the main reason I refuse to purchase anything through Apple.
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Old 09-15-13, 08:12 AM
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Re: Streaming iTunes question

Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
Are we talking iTunes audio or video? I think there is a way to do this with Plex but I'm not sure.

Regardless, I think you'll run into issues with the Apple DRM. This is the main reason I refuse to purchase anything through Apple.
Sorry, should have clarified: iTunes audio.

Maybe I will try Plex again...
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Maybe a Sonos SonLink and Connect? I had success simply connecting a Sonos Bridge to my computer and streaming it to a Sonos speaker, but my wife and mother-in-law got me the SonLink and Connect for sending my computer audio files to my main home-theater system. I haven't hooked it up yet, though.
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Old 09-16-13, 08:00 PM
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You want to look for AirPlay software and/or hardware. This should get you started:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AirPlay

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Regardless, I think you'll run into issues with the Apple DRM. This is the main reason I refuse to purchase anything through Apple.
Since he's only talking audio, that's not an issue, since all music has been DRM-free on iTunes since 2008.
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I got Plex working - finally.
Now I have to see if there's a way to import iTunes playlists, though it appears not to be an option....
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Not seeing a way Plex can handle iTunes playlists.
Am I missing something?
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