updated 11:00 am EST, Tue March 1, 2005
Rogue Amoeba Airfoil
Rogue Amoeba Software today released (originally announced as Slipstream), which it says is "the first and best way" to send audio from any application directly to the AirPort Express. It enables users to send audio from applications like RealPlayer, Windows Media Player, QuickTime, and Safari right to their remote speakers. Airfoil also enables optional local playback of audio being transmitted to the remote speakers. "Due to latency inherent in the AirPort Express this option is off by default, but with a quick Preferences adjustment users can play audio locally as well as remotely." Airfoil can also be used to transmit iTunes audio which has been enhanced by audio plugins such as Octiv's Volume Logic. It is available for $20 ($5 off) during March.