[clug] share speaker through bluetooh or network?

Alex Osborne alex at mugofgrog.com
Wed Sep 13 14:38:42 GMT 2006

Hi Chris,

Yes, audio across network is certainly possible. Years ago I used to do
that using esound aka esd or the Enlightened Sound Daemon[1]. According
to the esound Wikipedia article, it's getting quite old and rusty and
arts[2] (the sound daemon KDE uses) and PulseAudio[3] are popular

I haven't used the newer programs but with esound, you just ran esd -tcp
-public on the box with the speakers. Then on the other box set the
ESPEAKER environment variable to the IP/hostname of the one with
speakers and told your apps to use esound output. For those that didn't
support it you could use esddsp to emulate OSS.



[1] http://www.tux.org/~ricdude/overview.html
[2] http://www.arts-project.org/
[3] http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/pulse.html

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