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Old 01-01-2008, 05:26 AM
Default A2DP support for bluetooth headphones? Prefer a cheap transmitter?

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Paul Johnson wrote:
> Hi, everybody.
> I have some bluetooth stereo headphones and I'd like to use them with
> the Dell Latitude D820 running Fedora 8. I've been poking around
> trying to find out the state of A2DP bluetooth stereo support and
> can't tell my ass from a hole in the ground. Does the bluez support
> that is built in to Fedora work? How do you use it?
> Does it really consume the whole CPU just to listen to stereo
> bluetooth? I read the resource demands are exorbitant.
> Maybe I am better off just buying a bluetooth transmitter and plugging
> it into the headphone jack?
> The Jensen WBT420 Universal bluetooth transmitter has dropped into the
> $15 range. I don't know if it is any good, but it is in my price
> range! Perhaps it is easier than using the bluetooth in the PC?
> Regards!

Hi Paul,

I tried doing this exercise sometime back, in Fedora 7 and it was a
rather painful exercise and it did not work for me. Never the less,
people on the bluez mailing list has been sending out success stories
about connecting their Bluetooth headsets over linux.

You may want to check with them.

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