I would like to stream music from my Ubuntu 14.10 machine to Airplay speakers. I followed the instructions here. After doing so, I can see the Airplay speakers to which I'd like to connect in both System Settings>Sound and/or Pulseaudio Volume Control. I can even select them in those settings.
HOWEVER, when I select the Airplay speakers in either System Settings or Pulseaudio, two things happen:
- The media player pauses. This happens in any media player: FireFox playing Pandora.com or Pithos or any other. Somehow, simply selecting the Airplay speaker pauses the player, and you cannot restart it. This happens every time the Airplay speakers are selected (note: I've tried this with numerous AirPlay speakers, so they are not the problem).
- The volume for the regular speakers is set at 0. No idea why.
Most guides that I've read say that all you need to do is what is described in the link -- essentially install Pulseaudio Volume Control and Pulseaudio Preferences, then enable Airplay in the latter.
But it doesn't work for me. I've tried this on two different installs of 14.10, with the same fail. This guy seemed to have a similar problem, but no one responded to his post.
Please help me get this to work? It's killing me.