Is it at all possible to broadcast the usual audio output to an iPhone or similar device? So sort of audio server (Desktop) to client (iPhone).

more details: Ubuntu 10.04/11.04 or 11.10, iPhone 3S or 4. It is my understanding that the sound system shipped in Ubuntu can be used as a sound server. The idea would be for the sound system to stream to a remote audio client, for example sitting in a different computer or an iPhone, that computer/iPhone could be connected to a audio amplifier in a different location than the computer where sound/music is played from. The streaming is of course by means of a local (wireless) network. (Although via bluetooth can be a solution also)

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    Could you explain more what you want? What model do you have? what os are you useing,etc etc. You need to give us more information – Alvar Oct 25 '11 at 5:26
  • Possible duplicate askubuntu.com/questions/28039/… – Alvar Oct 29 '11 at 7:24

By running an Icecast server we are able to stream our local sound to any device that is capable of tuning in to an Icecast/Shoutcast internet radio stream. I don't know if an iPhone already comes with this functionality but there likely may be an app to make this possible.

If you prefer a graphical frontend rather than a command line solution to start the streaming service you may try out stream2ip.

  • ok, I set up the icecast server following the directions from the link, can anyone recommend a client app? the ones I tried (Liveshout, Radio Lite) cannot connect to the client server (a password issue?) – alfC Oct 27 '11 at 21:35
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    @alfC: You may need to open the port (default 8000) to your Icecast server in the router/firewall settings. – Takkat Oct 28 '11 at 6:18
  • I am using it in a home network, so I unless Ubuntu blocks that port, I don't think that is the problem (?) – alfC Oct 28 '11 at 15:02

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