The french internet provider Free is providing AirPlay support for its two boxes (http://www.free.fr/adsl/freebox-revolution.html) the player and the server. By AirPlay I mean here, a way to output sound on either the server or the player from a computer using the local network.
The big picture of it works is not very clear to me, but it seems the protocol stack implemented on the boxes is the Apple Protocol (are there deals between the 2 companies, or is this protocol open, I don't know ?)
Anyway, using Itunes either on Mac or on Windows one can easily output the music being played on the Server or on the player by just choosing where to output the sound from a menu entry. It just work.
From Ubuntu software repositories, I installed
pulseaudio-module-raop and I am now able to see my Player and my Server in the output list of the sound menu. Nevertheless, any of these two entry is working, no sound is outputed and my banshee starts to play song very very quickly. After digging into this problem if my understanding is correct, it seems that the protocol version implemented by the Free boxes is a newer one that is not supported by pulsaudio. I tried the following pulseaudio patch without success:
So my question is, does someone succeded into outputing sound from Ubuntu to a free equipement using AirPlay ? If yes, of course I am intersted in knowing how ?
Update: a screenshot of the output tab of the sound configuration panel showing that my two Free devices are discovered. Selecting any one of this output doesn't work and in Banshee for example when these outputs are selected music is played 5 time faster than normal time.