[pulseaudio-discuss] couple with vnc

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Wed Dec 10 10:37:42 PST 2008

On Tue, 09.12.08 20:22, Brian J. Murrell (brian at interlinx.bc.ca) wrote:

> Hi All,
> One thing that sprang to mind with pulseaudio's network protocol is a
> coupling with VNC.  Pulseaudio can bring the audio from a VNC server to
> client enhancing the whole "remote desktop" experience.
> Certainly I could, once I have logged into a remote desktop simply
> change the sound server to that of my local machine (i.e. VNC) client
> through the applet, but wouldn't it be so much nicer if that happened
> automagically?
> It would seem that most of the work for such an integration is in fact
> in the VNC server, not pulseaudio, but two questions come to mind before
> I go bugging the VNC guys:
>      1. Can pulseaudio be told to send sound to a remote server as well
>         as continuing to send sound to the local sound hardware?

Practically not. Theoretically yes.

>      2. What programmatic interfaces exist to make the above changes and
>         then undo them?

pax11publish is a simple tool to store PA server data in the X11
root window (i.e. attach the PA data to the X display).


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