Pulseaudio as network audio sender/receiver
I use Pulseaudio to send my audio to a different computer where i have a sound system plugged in,
and i switch between computers with sound stations.
This howto will help you to create you’r own OSS Network audio sender and receiver.
This is what i do on each receivers (servers)
You might want to change 10.0.0.0/8 to your own IPv4 subnet you want allow to send audio.
mkdir $HOME/.pulse cp /etc/pulse/default.pa $HOME/.pulse echo "load-module module-native-protocol-tcp auth-ip-acl=127.0.0.1;10.0.0.0/8" >> $HOME/.pulse/default.pa pulseaudio --kill sleep 2 pulseaudio -D
On the sender (client)
On the client i create multible configurations, change
mkdir $HOME/.pulse cp /etc/pulse/client.conf $HOME/.pulse/client-nonet.conf cp /etc/pulse/client.conf $HOME/.pulse/client-<name>.conf echo "default-server = 10.167.160.103:4713" >> $HOME/.pulse/client.conf
Receiver switch script (on the client)
I use this script to change between receivers, sometimes i need to call it twice to work.
mkdir $HOME/bin source $HOME/.bashrc cat << 'EOF' > $HOME/bin/pulseswitch #!/bin/sh if test -z "$1"; then echo "USAGE: pulseswitch [nonet|<your-config>]" exit 1 fi echo "Switching to \"$1\"." /bin/ln -fs $HOME/.pulse/client-$1.conf $HOME/.pulse/client.conf /usr/bin/pulseaudio --kill /usr/bin/pulseaudio -D if [ "x$1" = "xnonet" ]; then echo "Unloading the net module." /usr/bin/pactl unload-module module-native-protocol-tcp else echo "Loading the net module." /usr/bin/pactl load-module module-native-protocol-tcp fi /usr/bin/pulseaudio --kill /usr/bin/pulseaudio -D EOF'