Network audio and KDE

Shawn Willden shawn-kde at
Thu Jan 4 21:35:32 GMT 2007

I have a laptop that more or less permanently lives next my desktop.  I often 
play videos on it while working on the desktop.

What I'd like to do is to make use of network audio to shunt the audio stream 
from the laptop to the desktop machine, taking advantage of the vastly better 
300W 5.1 speaker system on that machine.  The two machines are connected with 
a Gig-E LAN, so bandwidth and even latency aren't an issue.

It appears that ARTS should be able to handle this, but I can't figure out how 
to make it work.  I have figured out how to run NAS (network audio system) on 
the desktop and to use audiooss on the laptop (setting the AUDIOSERVER env 
variable, using LD_PRELOAD to wrap access to /dev/dsp and then forcing the 
video player to use OSS) but that's ugly and a pain to set up.

Does anyone know how to make use of ARTS' network audio features?  Or have a 
less hackish solution they can recommend?


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