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Using Sonos as PC SpeakersTutorial
Image provided by PaulRBoon in this thread: Beam as computer speakerAt Sonos, we don’t make speakers specifically designed for your computer. However, if you are considering integrating your computer sound into your Sonos system, we want to help you get the most out of your products. With this being said, not all computers are built equal, so your mileage may vary, therefore it’s unfortunately not something Sonos can help or support you with setting up outside the general advice here.In this article, we are going to be focusing on the best ways to get your computer audio coming through a Sonos Playbar, Playbase, Ray, Beam, Arc, Amp, Move, Roam, Era 100 & Era 300. To get this to work, there are two things to look at: how to connect the products and the settings needed. A quick note on Play:5, Five, Connect:Amp, Port, Connect, Era 100 & Era 300While it is possible to use these players with a PC by connecting to their line-in ports (Era models will need the USB-C adaptor), this is
Sonos with node.js, my attempt!
INFO Source code here: [url]https://github.com/jishi/node-sonos-http-api[/url] Sonos Web Controller draft (work in progress!): [url]https://github.com/jishi/node-sonos-web-controller[/url] Sonos IR control (requires lircd and IR reciever): [url]https://github.com/jishi/node-sonos-remote-control[/url] ============================================================== I know that there already is an attempt at this by this guy: [url]http://forums.sonos.com/showthread.php?t=32643[/url], but I found it to be a bit lacking in functionality so I decided to write up my own. I have created a simple web-based API using what I have, which could be useful for integrating stuff with other applications. This web based API is inspired by other RESTful APIs, however I don't think it follows the correct guidelines to be called a REST API. IT supports most basic features like: play, pause, seek, next, prev, volume, mute, setAVTransportURI It also supports these advanced fatures: State of player as
iTunes Library Manager
For Sonos users who wish to choose which of their iTunes playlists are transferred to Sonos or for users who wish to use lossy formats for their ipods and lossless for their Sonos system. It makes a custom XML file on the NAS with unselected playlists removed and/or references adjusted to the lossless files. If you wish to only transfer a subset of playlists the application can be configured to display a playlist selector before the custom XML file is generated. The application can be configured to run and create the custom XML file on your NAS each time iTunes is closed. [url]http://www.darrenlink.talktalk.net/ituneslibrarymanager[/url] [url]http://www.darrenlink.talktalk.net/ituneslibrarymanager/download[/url] I have written an application that solves two main issues for Sonos and iTunes users. Many people like to use iTunes to catalog their MP3 collection for use with iPods but prefer to store lossless files (perhaps apple lossless) on their NAS for use with Sonos. The "
Explain Sonos 2.4Ghz & 5Ghz
Obviously, this question has been discussed in this forum, I want to clarify some questions. 5Ghz is only used in a 5.1 set up I suppose? In terms of connectivity bond, projecting sound from Tv (Movies) 2.4Ghz is employed in multi-room usage? In terms of projecting your movie audio to different rooms; Streaming music from Spotify (I believe that a 5.1 streaming music is using 2.4ghz then) So how Sonosnet have anything to do with this? If I'm using a standard set up for my 5.1, I'm actually getting my router to work on 5ghz? if this statement even make sense
HTTP Post Command Reference for Tasker
I'm new to Sonos, but would like to setup some Tasker tasks in Android to automate playing my favourite radio station, launching playlists, etc. Is there a reference for http POST commands that I could work from? Could someone point me in the right direction? My aim is to use Tasker with NFC tags to activate theses common tasks without the need to go into the app.
One speaker from stereo pair stops working
Hi, I have a pair of Play:1's in my kitchen, configured as a stereo pair. Several times now (maybe, on average, once every 2 weeks), the right speaker stops working. Once it stops, it never comes back and the only way I can get it to come back is to separate the pair, and recreate it. This (so far) has worked immediately every time, so it appears the speaker itself works fine (in fact, when I separate it, I can always play music directly on it). I have a couple of other pairs of Play:1's in my setup, and only ever get this problem with the same, right, speaker in my kitchen zone. Nether speakers are wired. Any ideas why I keep getting this problem? For Sonos support, my Diagnostic confirmation number is: 603946054. Thanks.
Hook your Sonos system to IFTTT and control it with the cloud
For those unfamiliar, [URL="https://ifttt.com"]If This Then That (IFTTT)[/URL] is a service that lets you hook two internet services together, with the first acting as a trigger and the second as a destination. For instance, you can say IF a new Instagram photo is posted in a certain area, THEN save it to my dropbox folder. I've written an app that (with some work) hooks a Sonos system to IFTTT. So you can do things like IF someone tweets with a hashtag, THEN speak the tweet through my Sonos, or IF I arrive home, THEN play a specific Sonos Favorite. It's pretty cool to ponder the neat things you can do with the scores of channels that IFTTT offers. Check it out, and let me know if you have any questions. And certainly let me know how you end up using it. [URL="http://mattwel.ch/if-this-then-sonos/"]If This Then Sonos[/URL]
Can I use sonos system without an internet network at home?
i want to use sonos in a presentation setting. Currently i have a microphone connected to a mixer, and the mixer connected to an amplifier wired with speakers. I want to replace the wired speakers with wireless speakers. I don't have internet network. Is it possible with sonos? If so, what sonos equipments do I need to buy to accomplish what I want?
ZP100 not booting
Hi, I've recently acquired a ZP100 however it looks to be stuck in the boot process with a single white light flashing endlessly. It doesn't appear responsive to holding the mute button on bootup. On powerup all of the network port light flash briefly and the connection lights are solid if wired to bridge via ethernet. I know this is an old product and I know it is my fault for purchasing it, but is there any other reset tricks or way to update the firmware to get out of this loop?
use wifi range extender with sonos?
We often have trouble with wifi connectivity in our kitchen, and we purchased a range extender (amped AC1200) to improve performance. So far, it seems to help quite a bit when surfing the web in the kitchen. We have also experienced occasional problems with playing through the sonos system in the kitchen, and nearly always when trying to listen to sonos on the back porch, just outside the kitchen. Can we also use this device to communicate between the sonos bridge and a speaker? (I am assuming this is not possible, because the device creates a second network, which the sonos speaker would not recognize.) If not, is there another solution for improving connectivity between the bridge and a speaker? Thank you. EDIT: Having read a related thread that came up after posting this, I see that the appropriate sonos product for this problem is a BOOST. I would still like to use the amped range extender with our sonos system if this is possible. Thank you for any advice you can provide.
Pcm or bitstream samsung ks9000
Hi, i have a samsung ks9000 and i have 2 options on the hdmi audi format which is pcm and bitsream and they both play in 5.1. Can someone please tell me which is the recommemed setting for the playbar and my 5.1 set up as i cant tell the difference. The audio format is set to dolby digital. Thanks
SONOS on segregated VLAN (IoT) and APP on another (AGAIN)
Have a Sonos Connect AMP, and I love the quality of sound it generates with my own speakers, and now thinking of expanding system. I recently purchased it, and now Sonos AMP is out, so I feel a bit unhappy about that, and I would likely have waited a little to purchase new unit. But that is not my most serious issue: I have a decent understanding of TCP/IP networking, but am by no means an expert. I have recently upgraded from consumer grade router to pfsense+unifi switch and AP config. I have designed my network so that I have 3 separate segregated networks, on different VLANs. MAIN LAN, IOT LAN, GUEST LAN. Like many other folks before me, according to the hours I have spent reading forums, I am having an issue getting APP on MAIN to work with SONOS on IOT. Every one of my other 7 smart device work just fine, with Avahi mDNS/DNS-SD reflector, but not SONOS. I have been playing with IGMP Proxy as suggested on many forums and still nothing. Why is this so complicated? From wh
A/V Receiver Optical Out to Play Bar??
Did anyone try it? will it work? Sonos suggest to by pass the AV receiver with all components in to TV and Optical out to Play bar..... I am just trying to de-clutter my living room with the a play bar, sub & play 3 to replace my 5.1 speakers. and of course sync with my other sonos products around the house. will it works?
After 6 calls into Sonos I was told to get a managed switch to resolve the sudden loss of both Tidal and Spotify- the solution is/was unplugging the router wait 10 sec and all is good of a few hours days. Long story short I was told by the Sonos guys my Boost was veering way too much data and therefore I needed a managed switch to resolve Sonos would not provide a make or model just as long as it had the “snooping feature”. The setting provided where if no help Now I’m told I need to get ahold of a senior engineer Anyone one here have a NETGEAR managed switch? What settings are you using? Thanks Btw never had this issue till Moving to a new home
Cisco wireless LAN controller with Sonos
Hi I have a Cisco layer 3 switch (Catalyst 3560) and a wireless LAN that uses a Cisco LAN Controller (WLC 2504) and AP1042 access points. I have connected the Sonos components to the wired LAN on the same subnet as a computer with my music library, and it is able to connect to the Sonos components. However, I am unable to get my iOS devices on the WiFi network (same subnet) to connect to the Sonos components. I have enabled multicast on the WLC, and added the multicast group address 18.104.22.168 that I found on forum number 27459. (The iOS AppleTV Remote app started working when I enabled multicast, so there's some indication that it's working generally.) Does anyone have experience with this that you could share? Are there other configuration parameters--on the WLC or the switch--that need to be set? Thanks Bongo
Line In: New No Delay Local Mode
I'm using a Connect to switch between TV audio (line-in) and other traditional Sonos sources. I find the minimum 70ms delay on the line-in input to be maddening. While it occasionally works out that audio/video are reasonably sync'd, more times than not the Connect noticeably degrades A/V sync. Additionally, if other televisions are on in adjacent rooms (common occurrence) the delay in the Connect creates an obvious audio sync problem between devices. After having read the forums, etc. I understand some of the technical reasons for the delay; I’m not proposing we violate the laws of space/time. What I am proposing is a dual-mode line-in function. The primary mode would work exactly as it does now (ability to share Connect line-in with all Sonos components). The secondary mode would be a local only mode (no sharing) and would forgo the analog to digital conversion process and simply provide direct analog amplification for the line input. This would completely eliminate the line
Sonos ZP100 dismantle and possible repair guide.
I bought a faulty Sonos ZP100 which had previously been opened. I therefore had no option of a Sonos repair or out of warranty exchange. I couldn’t find a guide to strip the unit down so worked it out myself. I have since written a guide which will hopefully help someone in the future but I accept no responsibility for any damage caused by following it. At the end of the guide I have written a small explanation of the repair needed for my unit which appeared to have suffered a power surge and no longer powered up. Please feel free to improve or alter the guide. Thanks. [url]http://www.mediafire.com/download/0duavcuf1zyuc8u/sonos_dismantle.pdf[/url]
Beam and SYMFONISK for surround
Hi, I recently purchased a Sonos Beam to complement my existing 2x IKEA SYMFONISK speakers. Yaaay! One thing I am trying to make it work is to add existing SYMFONISK speakers as surround to Beam, while Beam is connected to LG c8 Oled tv via HDMI ARC. However; it seems that I have not succeeded yet. While TV sound (including apps in the tv such as Netflix) comes through Beam, there is no sound comes through from SYMFONISK speakers, except background sound. I have also tried using optical cable, which didn’t work either. Is there a certain setting I need to change in TV/Speakers in order to get sound as surround from all speakers? Thanks for your help in advance.
SONOS DNLA compatible and/or SONOS PLEX media server compatible
It would be fantastic if SONOS could become DNLA compatible or PLEX media server compatible .... Or if SONOS propose a plugging to make PLEX and SONOS compatible.... PLEX media server work on WINDOWS / MAC / LINUX and propose free package for most of the NAS of the market....
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