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I am not sure whether this is the right place for asking this question, but anyway I would like to give it a try.

I want to transport audio over ethernet. I want to do a simple experiment with it. Like from my computer, if I play an audio file, I should be able to hear it on a speaker which is connected via ethernet.

Is this possible? Please give me your inputs about it.

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Pulse audio runs as a server and a client . In order to configure pulse audio, you first need to install some additional programs:

sudo apt-get install "pulseaudio-*" paman padevchooser paprefs

Once installed, you need to launch the app on all your computers. It can be found as “Pulse Audio Preferences” in the Unity Dash or launched from the Terminal by running ‘paprefs‘. enter image description here

On the computer connected to your speakers, use the “Network Server” tab, and check both “Enable network access to local sound devices” and “Allow other machines on the LAN to discover local sound devices“. I found I also had to enable “Don’t require authentication“, however, obviously this is not recommended for a public network.

On the computers you want to connect with check the “Make discoverable PulseAudio network devices available locally” option.

You should now be able see the shared output devices in the default Sound Preferences application.

If you don’t see the devices straight away, sometimes un-checking and re-checking “Make discoverable PulseAudio network devices available locally” will cause them to be discovered.

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Also you can use VLC to do the job. Check this to learn how

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