[gst-devel] gstreamer over vnc

Charles Iliya Krempeaux supercanadian at gmail.com
Tue May 23 04:18:04 CEST 2006

Hello James,

On 5/21/06, James Ashton <ashton_jj at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to use a vnc viewer to play audio (through the soundcard on
> the host machine) on a machine running fedora core 5.  It seems i'm having
> some kind of permissions problem.  for example when trying to use bmpx i get
> the error
> error [element: sink]
> gstalsasink.c(778): gst_alsasink_open (): /pipeline_file/sink: Playback
> open error: Permission denied
> I should point out that it runs fine if i log into the machine directly.
> If anyone could shed any light on this i would be very greatful
> cheers,

Unless the VNC protocol has changed since the last time I was working with
it, VNC does NOT support sound.  (Sound and printing are probably the 2
biggest requests for extensions to the VNC protocol.)

So, with VNC, only graphics get sent to the remote machine.  No sound.

See ya

    Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.

    charles @ reptile.ca
    supercanadian @ gmail.com

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