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Multiple speakers not working

5974 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Jan 15, 2006 12:50 PM by MacHound RSS
Buster O\'Brien Calculating status...
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Jan 10, 2006 6:46 PM
Well, I now have the multiple spearkers option but I get an "unknown error has occurred" when I select multiple speakers and 2 locations. Someone else has reported this as well but no one has responded.

any ideas?
G5
  • Matthew Morgan Level 7 Level 7 (22,420 points)
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    Jan 11, 2006 2:40 AM (in response to Buster O\'Brien)
    Buster,

    I'm having the same problem.

    iTunes will play fine on my G5 or through AirTunes to my AirPort Express and my stereo in the living room. But not to both at the same time. I get a error -3256.

    Interestingly, I can use my iBook, which has an empty iTunes Library, to share music from the G5, stream it to the AirPort Express and play it on it's own tiny speakers at the same time.

    I'm determined to figure this out!

    Matt
    Dual 1.8 GHz G5 2.5 GB RAM, iBook G4 800MHz 384 MB RAM, iSight, iPod mini, Mac OS X (10.4.3)
  • Matthew Morgan Level 7 Level 7 (22,420 points)
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    Jan 11, 2006 2:22 PM (in response to Buster O\'Brien)
    I found that suggestion in another thread.

    It worked.

    Thanks.

    Matt
    Dual 1.8 GHz G5 2.5 GB RAM, iBook G4 800MHz 384 MB RAM, iSight, iPod mini, Mac OS X (10.4.4), AirPort Extreme, AirPort Express
  • chrisso64 Calculating status...
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    Jan 13, 2006 3:30 PM (in response to Buster O\'Brien)
    Excellent tip Buster - I have spent 2 exasperating hours trying to figure this out previously. Ublocking UDP is the key! But could someone tell me Why ?!

    Chris
    Dual 1.8, G5, Mac OS X (10.4.2), 2 GB RAM, 2 AEBS, 1 AEX and ibook 12", 1.2 GHz, 768 mbs RAM
  • sn0monkey Calculating status...
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    Jan 13, 2006 6:44 PM (in response to chrisso64)
    I am having trouble playing airtunes on multiple speakers. How is this done? I have two APExpresses with an APExtreme. I can connect to each set of speakers seperatly, but if I shift select another one I get an error saying "The current remote speaker "Living Room" does not support playback as part of a group"
    help?
    PowerBookG4, Mac OS X (10.4.4)
  • sn0monkey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 13, 2006 7:49 PM (in response to sn0monkey)
    ..nevermind. I had updated the firmware to 6.2 but it needed 6.3. I'm an idiot.
    PowerBookG4, Mac OS X (10.4.4)
  • Matthew Morgan Level 7 Level 7 (22,420 points)
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    Jan 13, 2006 8:42 PM (in response to chrisso64)
    Chris,

    It should be noted that one need only open UDP ports 6001 and 6002 as mentioned in this thread.

    http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=1509557#1509557

    Matt
    Dual 1.8 GHz G5 2.5 GB RAM, iBook G4 800MHz 384 MB RAM, iSight, iPod mini, Mac OS X (10.4.4), AirPort Extreme, AirPort Express
  • MacHound Level 2 Level 2 (265 points)
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    Jan 15, 2006 12:50 PM (in response to sn0monkey)
    Thanks for being 'an idiot'. Updating my AX firmware to 6.3 got me a working multiple-speakers system without any background hum as reported at MacFixit.

    For what it's worth I didn't need to do the "open UDP ports" workaround on either my Mac Mini or my PowerBook. It just works. Thanks Apple!
    PowerBook 17 1.33 & Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.4.4)

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