Splish Splash consists of two executables:
  • splish.exe captures the audio output from one PC and sends it to another PC on the network.
  • splash.exe receives audio from a PC running splish.exe and plays it on its own speakers.

For the sake of these instructions, the source PC is the PC that you will be sending audio from (e.g. your laptop which has poor speakers). The destination PC is the PC that you will be sending audio to (e.g. your Home Theater PC with a nice sound system).

Instructions

  1. Download the latest release from the Releases page.
  2. Extract the zip file on both the source PC and the destination PC (e.g. to c:\splishsplash on both PC's)

On the Destination PC:
  1. Turn the volume down low (just in case).
  2. Open a command prompt (e.g. type "cmd" into the search box on the start menu and press enter).
  3. Determine the IP address of the destination PC. One way to do this is to type "ipconfig". Look for the line that says "IPv4 Address". Remember this for later.
  4. Type "cd c:\splishsplash".
  5. Type "splash.exe"
  6. You may be prompted by Windows Firewall whether to allow the connection. You should allow it only for private networks.
Now You should see:
    C:\splishsplash>splash.exe
    Waiting for connection on port 8265.

On the Source PC:
  1. Open a command prompt (e.g. type "cmd" into the search box on the start menu and press enter).
  2. Type "cd c:\splishsplash".
  3. Type "splish.exe 192.168.0.2" except substitute the IP of the destination PC (you found in step #3 above) instead of "192.168.0.2".
  4. You may be prompted by Windows Firewall whether to allow the connection. You should allow it only for private networks.
You should see something like:
    C:\splishsplash>splish.exe 192.168.0.2
    Connecting to 192.168.0.2:8265...
    Successfully connected.  Streaming audio...

Now play some music. You should hear it on the destination PC! (you may need to slowly turn the volume back up on the destination PC). You may also hear it on the source PC, and they will be out-of-sync. So you'll want to mute the source PC. Click on the speaker icon in the system tray and press the mute button.

Troubleshooting

If you get an error like the following when running splish.exe or splash.exe, see Configuring Windows Default Audio Format:
    C:\splishsplash>splish.exe 192.168.0.2
    Unsupported wave format: 32 bits per sample, 2 channels, 48000 samples / sec.
    Failed to initialize audio capturing: -2147467259


Last edited Feb 6, 2010 at 7:41 PM by mikelehen, version 4

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