Networked sound - any ideas?
I've got a few machines on the internal LAN that I'd like to network the
Only one of them is connected to the hi-fi, but they all have sound
I've had a look at Esound and ARTS, but never had any luck with
implementing a system-wide solution that my non-techie partner can "just
use" by changing the hi-fi amp input selector to aux and firing up xmms.
So - does anyone have any ideas and/or suggestions and/or experience
with this sort of thing?
Any help much appreciated, but if we're talking preferences, then I'd
like it to be multi-user safe so that when two clients use it then it
mixes the sound OR drops one silently on the floor - no "force the
second client to hang until we can get a lock" problems.
And finally, if it were possible to keep traffic low, that'd be nice.
None of the clients really has the horse-power to encode high-quality
oggs in realtime, but I imagine that there's a "just try to /halve/ the
bandwidth - don't work /too/ hard" option out there somewhere ...