OT: sound cards on remote machines?

poma pomidorabelisima at gmail.com
Sat Nov 22 21:02:16 UTC 2014

On 22.11.2014 21:12, poma wrote:
> On 22.11.2014 20:07, poma wrote:
>> On 22.11.2014 18:34, Mike Wright wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I need help understanding sound cards and remote machines.
>>> If I use rdesktop to connect to a remote machine and I start a music or 
>>> video player there, does the remote machine need to have a sound card in 
>>> order form me to be able to play the sound locally (where there is a 
>>> sound card)?
>>> I hope that makes sense.
>>> TIA,
>>> Mike Wright
>> If you have a sufficiently long speaker cables. :)
>> You can always try using Cat5/6 cable as audio cable also, although this is a bit too short for internets.
>> Perhaps it's enough just to direct the sound to network, something like a stream.
> Yeah, this is something related to client/server software, 
> not particularly related to server machine sound hardware.
> google: rdp necessary to install audio hardware
> And probably applies to all remote desktop solutions independent of platform.

BTW related to RDP in general, I find this interesting for one sole reason, RDP backend has become a part of Weston - the reference compositor for Wayland - that will replace X11 in the near future.
Although the audio portion is likely to be resolved, if not already, through PulseAudio.



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