Streaming audio out to an internet destination

Sam Varshavchik mrsam at
Sun Nov 28 04:02:28 UTC 2010

JD writes:

> Hi All audio experts,
> I use skype quiet a bit.
> What I was interested in doing is this:
> While talking to someone on skype, I would
> like to be able to stream an audio track to
> the same destination that I am speaking with
> via skype.
> I understand that I would have to know the
> destination ip address and port.
> Perhaps I can use netstat to find that??
> So, which media streaming software can
> I use to play a track and send it out that
> ip address/port ?
> Would it even be possible?

Of course not. If it were possible, then anyone who happens to know your IP 
address could, at any time, stream some audio to your speakers. That's 
what's generally known as a "security hole".

> I do not know if skype would allow (i.e. accept) the
> connection from the media streamer.

Nope. Skype is a proprietary, locked up, closed software.

This functionality, sending audio to your Skype peer, would have to be 
explicitly supported in the Skype software. If it's not, there's nothing 
that you can do.

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