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Old 01-03-2013, 18:09
Inge Jones
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I am looking for something to stream audio output (mono would be fine) from my PC to a portable (battery powered) receiver. I can see several devices that require one to wear headphones that incorporate a receiver, but headphones will not suit my purpose as they would fall off while I am painting ceilings etc. So basically I'd like it to have a receiver which can be carried in my pocket and somewhere to plug in my choice of earphone.

I am not optimistic, but thought it might be worth a try
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Old 01-03-2013, 23:11
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I am sure this is quite easy, and you prbably have the stuff needed.

Any modern smartphone should be able to play streaming media from a pc via wifi. Google stream pc media to iphone or android etc.



If software needs a wifi route then 3 mifi dongle will do the trick. You would need a valid 3 sim, but it would not cost anything to use.
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Old 01-03-2013, 23:26
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To connect pc direct to an android rather than via a router is possible if you hsve windows 7 using connectify. Google it for free version.t
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Old 01-03-2013, 23:42
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Sounds like the task for which a USB FM transmitter is intended

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Keene-Electr.../dp/B003GCHPDY
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:28
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[...] but headphones will not suit my purpose as they would fall off while I am painting ceilings etc.
Not if you held 'em in place with a large elasticated shower cap, they wouldn't Save the power on your smartphone for other things!
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:30
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Sounds like the task for which a USB FM transmitter is intended

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Keene-Electr.../dp/B003GCHPDY
I am sure this is not legal in uk but odds of getting csught
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:07
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I am gonna give this a go, thanks Gomezz! As I have little FM radios all around the house already, including one specially paint-splattered for company while decorating, and one sauce-splattered for cooking duty, this may be just the thing
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Old 05-03-2013, 22:46
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I am sure this is not legal in uk but odds of getting csught
These have been legal in the UK for several years now.
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:51
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It arrived today and it works *excellently* all over the house!

What troubles me though is, within 10 minutes a police car stopped outside my house - all at an angle as if they stopped in a hurry. After 5 mins I thought maybe they're picking up my signal so I pulled the dongle out. Then they left.
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:17
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It arrived today and it works *excellently* all over the house!

What troubles me though is, within 10 minutes a police car stopped outside my house - all at an angle as if they stopped in a hurry. After 5 mins I thought maybe they're picking up my signal so I pulled the dongle out. Then they left.
Very low power FM transmitters are perfectly legal to operate. If you were using a 50W transmitter though things would be different. Then you may feel the hand of Ofcom on your shoulder and be carted off to some deep dark dungeon.

But with a 50nW device you are safe.
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Old 06-03-2013, 17:43
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More likely they thought they smelt your donuts.
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Old 06-03-2013, 19:44
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More likely they thought they smelt your donuts.
Or come to arrest him for having sh1t taste in music.
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Old 06-03-2013, 21:28
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The weird thing I have noticed as I walked around my house testing, is that in various different rooms I picked up different radio stations. I tested the frequency first without the thing transmitting till I was sure there was nothing on that frequency. Then turned it on and the sound from my PC was nice and clear, walked around and suddenly it would cut out and I'd get something else, but could pick up mine again in various spots of the room. I guess all my neighbors must be doing the same thing!
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