thread question

Marc Randolph mrand at
Mon Nov 1 21:17:12 GMT 2010

On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 4:09 PM, Brandon Perry <bperry.volatile at> wrote:
> Hi Matthew,
> I went on a trip to Germany a few years back and did a similar thing
> using SSH and X forwarding (ssh -X iirc, but check the man page).
> You will not have any audio if you are using ssh, and the only way to
> have the audio streams on your computer, rather than the remote
> computer, is to transfer the files over, which will indeed use up
> bandwidth. Though, I am sure with some tweaking of your audio card
> settings, piping various outputs, and other needlessly complicated
> stuff, you could "forward" the audio stream only to a port (say 1337)
> with netcat and use netcat on the otherside to bring the data back to
> you.
> At that point you are worrying about all sorts of networking issues
> and, from experience, you never have the bandwidth to do much
> high-density file streaming.

I seem to recall that one of the (few?) "features" of pulse audio is
that you can more easily forward it over the network.  But I've never
looked into it.


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