SoundWire (full version)

SoundWire (full version)


SoundWire lets you send any music or audio ("what you hear now") from your Windows or Linux PC to your Android mobile devices. Use it as:
- A remote speaker or wireless headphones
- A way to listen to music and movies from your computer anywhere in your house or out on your deck.
- A wireless extension of live audio from your PC-based music system

The full version of SoundWire enables unlimited Opus audio compression, can handle up to 10 connections at the same time, and has no ads or interruptions. It also has a special Pro Mode to set and display buffer latency precisely in milliseconds. You can use any music player on your PC or laptop like Spotify, Grooveshark, YouTube, or iTunes and feed the live sound directly to your Android device. SoundWire lets you listen to the free versions of Grooveshark and Spotify on your phone.

SoundWire has low latency (audio delay), which means it can even be used to listen to the soundtrack of a movie or YouTube video while you watch (**Note you must adjust the buffer size in app settings for low latency). There are other uses too... SoundWire can work as a baby monitor or listening device with a computer such as a netbook that has a built-in microphone. Hook up turntables to your computer's line input and stream a live DJ set to another part of the house over WiFi, or anywhere else over 3G/4G.

Features
- Live audio capture and streaming to multiple clients
- Excellent sound quality (44.1 / 48 kHz stereo 16-bit, PCM or Opus compression)
- True low latency (unlike AirPlay, Airfoil)
- Easy to use
- Compression option greatly reduces network usage
- Can work over Bluetooth by enabling tethering
- Stream music from PC to PC running x86 virtualized app (Linux/Windows)
- Save everything you hear to a file (MP3 or WAV)

Before using SoundWire on your Android device you must install and run the SoundWire Server application on the Windows/Linux PC or laptop which is your source of music, web audio streaming, or other sounds. Raspberry Pi is also supported. Download the server at http://georgielabs.net

For more information see the getting started guide at http://georgielabs.net/SoundWireHelp.html

If you have any problems please see the troubleshooting tips at the above link. For example if you get choppy audio try restarting your wireless router, then try the other troubleshooting suggestions in the guide. If you get a message saying the app is not licensed and this message is incorrect then please check your internet connection and try again.

You may want to use a remote control app together with SoundWire. Some good choices include: Grooveshark Remote, Spotimote (Spotify remote), Remote for iTunes, Android VNC, Unified Remote.

Please rate the app and comment on Google Play to let us know what you think of SoundWire. If you have a question or bug report send email to [email protected] If reporting a problem please give your phone's Android version and make/model.

Permissions
- Network communication: Communicates with the server program on your PC.
- Phone calls: Mutes audio when you receive or make a call. Without this permission music would continue to play, interfering with your call.
- Prevent phone from sleeping: Keeps app running while connected (playing music) or attempting to connect. May be disabled in settings.

Recent changes:
-Fixed fc on connect in Android versions before 4.0.3 for some Pro Mode buffer sizes
Version 2.1:
-Added support for native audio (OpenSL ES) on Android 2.3+ devices, including low-latency audio support for Android 4.2+ devices which support it.
-Low buffer sizes (8k/40ms) now possible on every Android 2.3+ phone.
-Now automatically reconnects if needed on settings changes (with settings option to disable).
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About SoundWire (full version)
SoundWire lets you send any music or audio ("what you hear now") from your Windows or Linux PC to your Android mobile devices. Use it as:
- A remote speaker or wireless headphones
- A way to listen to music and movies from your computer anywhere in your house or out on your deck.
- A wireless extension of live audio from your PC-based music system

The full version of SoundWire enables unlimited Opus audio compression, can handle up to 10 connections at the same time, and has no ads or interruptions. It also has a special Pro Mode to set and display buffer latency precisely in milliseconds. You can use any music player on your PC or laptop like Spotify, Grooveshark, YouTube, or iTunes and feed the live sound directly to your Android device. SoundWire lets you listen to the free versions of Grooveshark and Spotify on your phone.

SoundWire has low latency (audio delay), which means it can even be used to listen to the soundtrack of a movie or YouTube video while you watch (**Note you must adjust the buffer size in app settings for low latency). There are other uses too... SoundWire can work as a baby monitor or listening device with a computer such as a netbook that has a built-in microphone. Hook up turntables to your computer's line input and stream a live DJ set to another part of the house over WiFi, or anywhere else over 3G/4G.

Features
- Live audio capture and streaming to multiple clients
- Excellent sound quality (44.1 / 48 kHz stereo 16-bit, PCM or Opus compression)
- True low latency (unlike AirPlay, Airfoil)
- Easy to use
- Compression option greatly reduces network usage
- Can work over Bluetooth by enabling tethering
- Stream music from PC to PC running x86 virtualized app (Linux/Windows)
- Save everything you hear to a file (MP3 or WAV)

Before using SoundWire on your Android device you must install and run the SoundWire Server application on the Windows/Linux PC or laptop which is your source of music, web audio streaming, or other sounds. Raspberry Pi is also supported. Download the server at http://georgielabs.net

For more information see the getting started guide at http://georgielabs.net/SoundWireHelp.html

If you have any problems please see the troubleshooting tips at the above link. For example if you get choppy audio try restarting your wireless router, then try the other troubleshooting suggestions in the guide. If you get a message saying the app is not licensed and this message is incorrect then please check your internet connection and try again.

You may want to use a remote control app together with SoundWire. Some good choices include: Grooveshark Remote, Spotimote (Spotify remote), Remote for iTunes, Android VNC, Unified Remote.

Please rate the app and comment on Google Play to let us know what you think of SoundWire. If you have a question or bug report send email to [email protected] If reporting a problem please give your phone's Android version and make/model.

Permissions
- Network communication: Communicates with the server program on your PC.
- Phone calls: Mutes audio when you receive or make a call. Without this permission music would continue to play, interfering with your call.
- Prevent phone from sleeping: Keeps app running while connected (playing music) or attempting to connect. May be disabled in settings.

Recent changes:
-Fixed fc on connect in Android versions before 4.0.3 for some Pro Mode buffer sizes
Version 2.1:
-Added support for native audio (OpenSL ES) on Android 2.3+ devices, including low-latency audio support for Android 4.2+ devices which support it.
-Low buffer sizes (8k/40ms) now possible on every Android 2.3+ phone.
-Now automatically reconnects if needed on settings changes (with settings option to disable).

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jun 18, 2015
its great ,but i wish there was an option to manually set the audio playback time ,so rather than relying in VLCs audio sync , i can do it from the app itself ,for a pro version id think this should be implemented
A Google User
Jun 15, 2015
Inexplicably lowered pitch? Great stuff but recently my audio has been dropped a couple tones...
A Google User
Jun 2, 2015
Enough Said.
A Google User
Jun 1, 2015
Very usefull app It only has one problem: You cannot select the network interface, the server application selects it to you automatically. Anyway, this application works very well and it is better than the other similar apps in Google Play, so I recommend it if you want a wireless headphone without the need to buy another one.
A Google User
May 14, 2015
Get the full version! Recently purchased a new pair of wireless bluetooth headphones and soon found out that they didn't pair well with Windows 8.1. So, having used the free version of Soundwire in the past, I decided to try it again. Unfortunately, I was getting a 3-second delay, which prompted me to purchase the full version. Using the additional features, I was able to remove the 3-second delay completely, while still maintaining excellent sound quality - well, as good as my headphones will allow. The app is downloaded on my Samsung Galaxy 5 and my Windows 8.1 OS. Also, I'm not sure if this is a reflection of my headphones, my phone, or the app, but I am able to get excellent sound quality and no delay from 30 feet away. For example, my phone was 5 ft away from my computer and I was 30 ft away from my phone. If you plan on using this app long-term, I absolutely recommend paying the $3.99.
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