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Offline Cor

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synchronizing sound between the speakers
« on: January 12, 2013, 01:41:27 pm »
I just ordered my second Play device, next to a play 3 I have also a play5. Also the sonos plugin is installed.
When I loggon my router I see 2 sonos devices, I expect ,tomorrow when I unpack the Play 5 it will be 3 devices.

Now I have SonosZB and SonosZP , I expect the ZB is the bridge and ZP is the player 3.
Do I do anything with the bridge in my vera setup?

How do I synchronize sound with the sonos plugin, the idea is to play a sound or TTS for different scenes:

NOT At Home:
Doorbel: barking dogs or similar volume 100% on all speakers

At home:
Doorbel: TTS , Kitchen (Play 5)  volume 50% , Bedroom volume 25%

The home /not at home I haven't set it up yet ,but there is a thread  about that, but how about the synchronising and different volumes?

Thanks,
Cor

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Re: synchronizing sound between the speakers
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2013, 01:25:15 pm »
Ah , it is called party mode....

Hopefully the play5 will arrive tomorrow and I can try some things out.

I understand I do nothing with the bridge?

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Cor

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Re: synchronizing sound between the speakers
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2013, 03:33:18 pm »
The Bridge device just needs to be in the Sonos Network, and connected to your home network.  It's sole purpose is to provide the Network connectivity (the bridge) between your Home Net and the Sonos Wireless net so that the other Sonos [Audio] devices can get access to Internet content (as well as the stuf on a home media server)

Any Sonos device that's also connected (wired) to the Home network will also act as a bridge.

In my case, I dont have a ZB, for example, but my Sonos Connect AMP is performing that function since I always leave it powered up.  I also have a Sonos Connect, but it' powered down when I'm away from the house.... in effect it provides a redundant bridge to the Sonos network.

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Re: synchronizing sound between the speakers
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2013, 04:08:38 pm »
@ Guessed: thanks, so only the ip adress form the play devices are used :-)

Hopefully I can try the "party" function this week :-)

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Re: synchronizing sound between the speakers
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2013, 05:11:29 pm »
Yup, the bridge device is just a bridge (Home Network <-> Wireless).  It's involvement in the network is to let the [purely wireless] Sonos units look like they're on your home network (a network bridge). 

We don't need to be configured to even know about the bridge, just the individual Sonos units.

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Re: synchronizing sound between the speakers
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2013, 05:41:03 pm »
ah ,ok.... thanks  :-)

Cor