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, YouTube, or iTunes and feed the live sound directly to your Android device. SoundWire lets you listen to the free version of 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
- 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: Timote (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.
- Record audio: This is needed to make the equalizer work properly with native audio.

Recent changes:
-Added equalizer controls
-Added 20 kbps compression bit rate for voice-quality audio. Important: This feature requires a server update (v2.1.2 or later).
-Added support for non-touchscreen devices (TV).
-New permission: RECORD_AUDIO, this is needed to make the equalizer work properly with native audio.
-Windows Server: Added support for multiple servers/audio channels using port number on command line.
-Misc bug fixes and GUI cleanups.
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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, YouTube, or iTunes and feed the live sound directly to your Android device. SoundWire lets you listen to the free version of 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
- 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: Timote (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.
- Record audio: This is needed to make the equalizer work properly with native audio.

Recent changes:
-Added equalizer controls
-Added 20 kbps compression bit rate for voice-quality audio. Important: This feature requires a server update (v2.1.2 or later).
-Added support for non-touchscreen devices (TV).
-New permission: RECORD_AUDIO, this is needed to make the equalizer work properly with native audio.
-Windows Server: Added support for multiple servers/audio channels using port number on command line.
-Misc bug fixes and GUI cleanups.

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Aug 19, 2015
Needs refining but works It serves it purpose, even with Australian internet I got audio good enough for streaming a video. The app itself is laggy and slow to respond and they could make it a little prettier but it works.
A Google User
Aug 16, 2015
Works great, it's a very powerful app development tool because you can test your music on your phone straight from your DAW, and avoid the hassle of learning later that your soundtrack sounds great on headphones, yet awful on the phone's puny speakers.
A Google User
Aug 16, 2015
Perfect! Audio compression feature is hands down worth paying for. I use soundwire to stream music from my pc to my phone while im on the go using a vpn connection. Latency isnt an issue in this case so I can just crank up the buffer size and compression to get silky smooth audio anywhere with a 3g/4g signal.
A Google User
Aug 10, 2015
No good for video I intended on streaming videos late at night and using this app for audio to android via wifi. It barely worked with YouTube and didn't work at all with Netflix. The audio alone worked well for things like music etc but only a fool requires something this elaborate to stream music or to attain their IP address. Mostly worthless.
A Google User
Aug 9, 2015
Having a major issue Having a major issue with the server or the app. App would not connect to server . I manually inserted I.P. and it still could not connect. Uninstalled program then reinstalled. I have server 2.1 on pc. I installed app again to no avail. Works on 1 laptop not the other. (I have Pro version). Server difference 1.11, and 1.12 ending numbers. (On a Windows 7) laptop. Not sure what to do next...will try in a new setting tomorrow morning July 2nd 2015. Tried it in a different WiFi and still no luck.