On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 12:17:44PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote: > On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 11:13:17AM +0100, Wojciech Puchar wrote: > > >This ought to be a fast, binary question: are there any [relatively] > > >simple ways to set up a utility to play sounds [or sound+video] on a > > >remote computer (say, 25m apart) and have the mp3/au/wav/ogg files on > > >the distant computer and the audio play thru the nice speaker system in > > >my office? > > > > > > cat mp3files|rsh -l username remote.computer.name "mpg123 -" > > Well, that's simple enough:) plus being pretty sharp because it > works. "mplayer -" works from the cmd line but tries and fails > to seek backward to the origin.
Have you looked at audio/xmms2? It uses a client/server model but is audio only. [http://wiki.xmms2.xmms.se/wiki/Main_Page] Other possibilities is a UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) server and clients. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UPnP_AV_MediaServers] Some modern stereo equipment (e.g. Philips Streamium) has ethernet/WiFi capability and can play material from a UPnP media server. So you could have your music/video library on a server, with your stereo playing music from that library over a wireless link. Cool eh? I'm not sure if these things fall in the "simple" category, though. :-) Especially if there's wifi involved as well. Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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