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    How to make sound available on network

    I have two systems running Ubuntu: A Desktop running Jaunty and a laptop running Lucid. I want to find a way to take the audio stream from my laptop and play it on the desktop speakers. I attempted to use PulseAudio to do this job, but my desktop always reports connection issues if I set it up for networking. I was thinking something along the lines of what follows:
    -Share the desktop's /dev/audio file on my network
    -Mount that network share on the laptop
    -Direct sound to that mount point

    It's just an idea, and it's probably flawed, but I'd rather have a quick-and-simple solution than a complex one.

    I've been using Ubuntu for some time, and I can write basic BASH scripts. However, I'm still somewhat in the dark when it comes to hardware configuration for Linux.

    Thanks
    Last edited by MearnsRea; August 21st, 2010 at 10:38 PM.

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    Re: How to make sound available on network

    there was a thread a while back that explained how to do exactly this over a network or the internet, without needing to plug any new/unusual audio cords into either computer.

    the specifics where to pipe one computer's mic input into a different computer's audio output, as a surveillance thing while on vacation or whatever.

    im going to see if i can find it.
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    Re: How to make sound available on network

    found it. i thought it was so cool i added the technique to wikipedia

    here is the thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1328338
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    Re: How to make sound available on network

    i did an odd double-post-followed-by-edit thing, so im posting again to make sure MearnsRea sees the second post since i edited it to contain useful content and not a double post.
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