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Old 11th July 2012, 11:10 PM
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Hi there,

I have a laptop in one room and would like to send audio wirelessly to my desktop which is hooked up to some rather large speakers nearby.

Is there a way I can do that. I believe Apple have something called Airplay which allows their devices to do just that. So I was wondering if I could do that in Linux in some way e.g. like through pulseaudio or DLNA stuff.

I have looked online but I couldn't find a way to send audio from all apps on my laptop eg through browser, spotify, music files basically all the audio output from my laptop to be sent to my desktop through my network (e.g going through my home router). Any useful links or guides to achieve this would be much appreciated.

Thank you
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Old 12th July 2012, 12:48 AM
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Re: Airplay equivalent on Linux

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Any useful links or guides to achieve this would be much appreciated.
Fluendo might be of interest, then again a nice set of ear-buds goes a long way
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Old 12th July 2012, 10:49 AM
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Re: Airplay equivalent on Linux

try this:
http://psung.blogspot.fr/2011/09/net...udio-made.html

and let us know if it works, I'm tempted with a similar setup.
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Old 12th July 2012, 01:18 PM
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Re: Airplay equivalent on Linux

Yeah pulse audio does it all the time here.

Code:
yum install padevchooser pavumeter pavucontrol paprefs paman pulseaudio-module-zeroconf pulseaudio-equalizer
It and its dependants should get you what you need. You need to do some home work wrt groups and firewall. But basically you pick your sink through padevchooser.

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Hmmm looks like F17 obsoleted some packages with pulseaudio-esound-compat.

When in doubt: http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Soft...n/User/Network .
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Old 14th July 2012, 02:19 AM
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Re: Airplay equivalent on Linux

So I am hoping this would be a good place to ask this, I have a sony sa-ns400, love it, and its airplay, homeshare, and partystreaming compatible. I would like to be able to play pandora over the network to it, and the internet says I should be able to use it with pulseaudio and airplay, I followed the instructions but pulseaudio can't see it. I am wondering if anyone knows how in the world I may acomplish this feat? I have a f17 laptop, sony s tablet android 4.0ics and an android phone, any ideas?
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Old 14th July 2012, 03:23 AM
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So I am hoping this would be a good place to ask this, I have a sony sa-ns400, love it, and its airplay, homeshare, and partystreaming compatible. I would like to be able to play pandora over the network to it, and the internet says I should be able to use it with pulseaudio and airplay, I followed the instructions but pulseaudio can't see it. I am wondering if anyone knows how in the world I may acomplish this feat? I have a f17 laptop, sony s tablet android 4.0ics and an android phone, any ideas?
Which were?

I don't own one so I don't know. From its spec, it looks like DLNA is the garden path. So you want to look into configuring rygel. A quick google search kicks up:
http://forum.kde.org/viewtopic.php?f=116&t=91746
http://chemicaloliver.net/linux/stre...lu-ray-or-ps3/

I screwed around with rygel a year ago but haven't had a need since. Good luck.

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Looks like both airplay and rygel are both mentioned in paprefs.
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Old 14th July 2012, 04:43 AM
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Re: Airplay equivalent on Linux

Thanks so much for the reply I think that rygel is perfect, I will test this out and post back with results, thanks again.[COLOR="Silver"]

So all in all, I can now get some pictures to display though others just say content not supported even though they are jpegs, and the stream just will not work it says content not supported on any of my devices, ps3, speaker, tablet, nothing will work dlna wise. I have tried encoding to wav and mp3, I think I am doing it right, but evey time, content not supported check server connection. Hope someone has an idea.
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Old 14th July 2012, 01:40 PM
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Try disabling your firewall and switch selinux to permissive while you troubleshoot.
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Old 14th July 2012, 06:58 PM
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beaker_ thanks a ton for your help, all in all this was misrible, however I found this page https://live.gnome.org/Rygel/Pulseaudio that got everything working and all the pain was worth it, whole house streaming baby!
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Old 14th July 2012, 07:07 PM
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Re: Airplay equivalent on Linux

Okay I finally got it to work by doing the following:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php..._seems_to_fail

"When everything else seems to fail
The following is a quickfix and NOT a permanent solution
On the Server:
$ paprefs
Go to Network Access -> Enable access to local sound devices (Also check both 'Allow discover' and 'Don't require authentication').
On the Client:
$ export PULSE_SERVER=server.ip && mplayer test.mp3"
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