[pulseaudio-discuss] PulseAudio and Network Audio Devices

Richi Plana richip at richip.dhs.org
Sun Dec 16 20:53:42 PST 2007

On Fri, 2007-12-14 at 13:53 -0800, Alex Malinovich wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-12-14 at 13:33 -0700, Richi Plana wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Now that PulseAudio's been in F8 a while, how do I actually use one of
> > its touted features, namely transferring audio output to another
> > pulseaudio-enabled computer?
> > 
> > I've two Fedora 8 machines on the network where PA seems to run fine on
> > each desktop. At least audio comes out through PA as shown by
> > pavucontrol. I can't, however, see each other (as was demoed by Lennart
> > in one of his videos). Other than pavucontrol, I don't even know how
> > else to interact with the PA daemon.
> Take a look at paprefs, specifically the Network Access tab.

Thanks for the tip. After installing paprefs, I enabled "network access
to local sound devices" but the "Allow other machines on LAN to browse
for local sound devices" remained grey'd out. Suffice it to say, I'm not
seeing the local device of the other computer on both computers. I'm
using pulseaudio-0.9.7 on Fedora 8 on both. Is it too old?

I'm also noticing an oddity on the two devices. When I enabled
Multicast/RTP sender on one machine, a virtual sink appeared on the
Output tab. When I enabled "Simultaenouse output", the simul output
virtual device appeared. When I did both on the other machine, neither
virtual output device appeared. Not my main concern right now (getting
audio to appear on a remote machine is), but I thought I'd mention the
oddity anyway.

Any more tips?

Richi Plana

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