#48 Remote audio capability (VNC Audio)

New subsystems
Dan Willett

Add the remote audio capability provided by VNC Audio (
http://linux-workshop.com/bybell/vnc/vncaudio.html )
and then extend that to the viewers for all operating
systems and then possibly the servers if possible.


  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    Is is possible to use the esd sound server for this purpose?

    I figure if I can find a windows client and plug it into the output
    from the esd server it would do what I basically need...

  • John Wells

    John Wells - 2003-10-15

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    That would be a nice feature.

  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    Im trying to find a way to forward the sound, right now
    when I try to use XMMS it fails unless I'm root, and if I'm
    root it plays on the server's speakers.

    Adding sound forwarding would make this great program
    even better.

  • David Troesch

    David Troesch - 2004-01-09
    • priority: 5 --> 3
  • Constantin Kaplinsky

    • milestone: --> 518768
  • Constantin Kaplinsky

    • milestone: 518768 --> New subsystems
  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    remote desktop has audio forwarding capabilities so this feature has been done (meaning it is possible)

  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    Yes, I agree. That feature would be greatly appreciated!

  • David Lee Lambert

    This would be great. Actually, however, there are several parts needed:

    • Wire transport for the protocol. This could be any of several different encodings as packets inside the VNC stream, or (where there is sufficient visibility between them) a parallel stream of UDP packets.
    • Local playback in the client.
    • Virtual driver(s) for the server. On Linux this might be as simple as setting an environment-variable for some programs, for others it would require redirecting a device or intercepting library calls.

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