Network audio and KDE

Shawn Willden shawn-kde at
Fri Jan 5 15:29:52 GMT 2007

On Friday 05 January 2007 00:24, Boyan Tabakov wrote:
> I don't have an answer to your question, but here is an idea. Why don't you
> set up a stream server on the laptop? I know this won't work for videos,
> but you will be able to play music. Maybe use something like Icecast?

Music I can (and do) just play directly on the desktop machine.  What's 
different about video is that I want the video to be displayed on the laptop 

> Making ARTS do the job would be nice, but I am not sure if it will work. On
> my system, playing music (e.g. on Amarok) is not affected by switching on
> or off kde sound system (ARTS). So I guess ARTS is used only for the KDE
> sounds.

That just depends on how you have your music player's output configured.  You 
probably have it set to use ALSA directly, but you can also configure it to 
go through ARTS, or OSS, or JACK, or....

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