networked audio

Gary Kline kline at
Mon Mar 23 14:54:15 PDT 2009

On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 09:50:27PM +0100, Roland Smith wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 12:17:44PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 11:13:17AM +0100, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> > > >This ought to be a fast, binary question: are there any [relatively]
> > > >simple ways to set up a utility to play sounds [or sound+video] on a
> > > >remote computer (say, 25m apart)  and have the mp3/au/wav/ogg files on
> > > >the distant computer and the audio play thru the nice speaker system in
> > > >my office?
> > > 
> > > 
> > > cat mp3files|rsh -l username "mpg123 -"
> > 
> > 	Well, that's simple enough:) plus being pretty sharp because it
> > 	works.  "mplayer -" works from the cmd line but tries and fails
> > 	to seek backward to the origin.  
> Have you looked at audio/xmms2? It uses a client/server model but is
> audio only. []
> Other possibilities is a UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) server and
> clients. []
> Some modern stereo equipment (e.g. Philips Streamium) has ethernet/WiFi
> capability and can play material from a UPnP media server. So you could
> have your music/video library on a server, with your stereo playing
> music from that library over a wireless link. Cool eh?
> I'm not sure if these things fall in the "simple" category, though. :-)
> Especially if there's wifi involved as well.

	Wow.  No wifi yet; still have a maze of cables.  My stereo stuff
	in from the last century:-) but it's nice to know that the newer
	equipment has ethernet capabilities.  Be great to have some
	utimate setup (*sigh...*).  For now, what Wojciech suggested
	works, but since most of my ~/Music files are ogg format, mpg123
	may not be sufficient.

	``locate xmms2'' found audio/gxmms2; under construction!



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