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Author Topic: redirection of PC audio from 1 PC to another  (Read 5630 times)

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redirection of PC audio from 1 PC to another
« on: April 26, 2012, 10:31:52 PM »

Just wondering if anyone had any suggestions on how to redirect the audio out from 1 PC across the LAN to another PC?
There seems to be a few programs out there that will do this but none seem to work the way I want.

I am trying to get the BVC announcements from my main HA PC (XP) to be heard on a wall mounted touch screens (WIN 7).
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Re: redirection of PC audio from 1 PC to another
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2012, 11:35:54 PM »

I am trying to get the BVC announcements from my main HA PC (XP) to be heard on a wall mounted touch screens (WIN 7).

Interesting. I wonder though if it might not be easier to use your spare CM15A (or maybe even a CM19A) to hear the XP activated CM15A commands... and then play them through the win7. Or.... just wire the sound output of home automation PC into the output of the win7. You shouldn't need to replace the output... just tap into it with a "Y" adapter.
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Re: redirection of PC audio from 1 PC to another
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2012, 09:16:14 AM »

I am trying to get the BVC announcements from my main HA PC (XP) to be heard on a wall mounted touch screens (WIN 7).

Interesting. I wonder though if it might not be easier to use your spare CM15A (or maybe even a CM19A) to hear the XP activated CM15A commands... and then play them through the win7. Or.... just wire the sound output of home automation PC into the output of the win7. You shouldn't need to replace the output... just tap into it with a "Y" adapter.

Wouldn't he need to wire the OUTPUT of the Home Automation PC into the INPUT of the touch screen PC?
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Re: redirection of PC audio from 1 PC to another
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2012, 12:42:37 PM »

I am trying to get the BVC announcements from my main HA PC (XP) to be heard on a wall mounted touch screens (WIN 7).

Interesting. I wonder though if it might not be easier to use your spare CM15A (or maybe even a CM19A) to hear the XP activated CM15A commands... and then play them through the win7. Or.... just wire the sound output of home automation PC into the output of the win7. You shouldn't need to replace the output... just tap into it with a "Y" adapter.

Wouldn't he need to wire the OUTPUT of the Home Automation PC into the INPUT of the touch screen PC?

Yes that would work but It could take some wire pulling depending on where they are located, but daves idea will work as well if the other interface sees the x10 commands it can act on them as well
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Re: redirection of PC audio from 1 PC to another
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2012, 08:57:06 PM »

Wouldn't he need to wire the OUTPUT of the Home Automation PC into the INPUT of the touch screen PC?

No... output to output is what I meant. Basically just using the touchscreens speakers. I don't think... there would be enough amperage there to harm the win7 PC's soundcard.
« Last Edit: April 28, 2012, 09:00:21 PM by HA Dave »
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Re: redirection of PC audio from 1 PC to another
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2012, 09:36:37 PM »

Wouldn't he need to wire the OUTPUT of the Home Automation PC into the INPUT of the touch screen PC?

No... output to output is what I meant. Basically just using the touchscreens speakers. I don't think... there would be enough amperage there to harm the win7 PC's soundcard.
Would plugging into the touch-screen's OUTPUT jacks disable any built-in speakers?
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Re: redirection of PC audio from 1 PC to another
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2012, 08:12:05 PM »

Would plugging into the touch-screen's OUTPUT jacks disable any built-in speakers?

Oh... sorry. The New PC output that drives the touchscreen... becomes/is the same as... the touchscreens input. So I would try wiring the Old PC's output to the touchscreens input. But... I am guessing that there is more than one touchscreen at different locations. So to save on fishing wire... I would make the connection at the new PC's audio output.

And no... it wouldn't disable anything. I would use a "Y" type connection... and just let the two PCs share those speakers.
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