I would like to show an outdoor movie for a group of 10 people in my apartment's courtyard, but I can't allow open-air sound. Therefore, I wanted to set-up a "silent movie" (similar to a "silent disco") where each movie-goer can hear the movie's score in their headphones.
To pull this off, I followed the suggestions from here.
I set up an audio streaming server using pulseaudio, and I could stream my computer's audio over the LAN to multiple connected devices.
However, with a few different attempts to configure this set-up, I had noticeable problems. Either the audio in the connected devices was very poor quality, or it had noticeable latency issues. Therefore, I turned to a different set-up using darkice, but this too suffered from the same issues.
Getting audio from my browser to multiple headphones is turning out to be more difficult than I thought. Has anyone done something similar to what I'm trying to do with the two methods I mentioned above? Did it work for you?
If not, does anyone have a suggestion how I might do a "silent movie"?
Specifically, I want to realize the following configuration:
- connect my computer to my projector via hdmi
- project my computer's screen on my wall
- stream a movie to my computer's browser
- share the audio from my browser with between 8-10 smartphones connected to headphones in my LAN.
Obviously, I require that the browser audio be in sync with its picture, and the audio quality in the headphones be as high as possible.