[nas] NAS without soundcard?
pgf at foxharp.boston.ma.us
Tue Jul 31 18:10:14 MDT 2007
jonshan at eden.rutgers.edu wrote:
> Is it possible to use NAS to play audio on a remote machine which does not
> have a sound card? Specifically, I'm trying to "pipe across network"
> dev/dsp from a remote machine without sound card to local machine with
> soundcard running NAS.
if i understand you correctly, that's not what NAS does.
nas sends audio from NAS-aware clients (e.g. auplay, others) to
a remote NAS server (nasd). it won't send arbitrary sound generated
by arbitrary programs.
there's one exception -- there's a shared library shim, called audiooss,
which can be used to "wrap" a program. it intercepts any usage of
/dev/dsp or /dev/mixer, and ships the request or data across the network
to a nasd server. i've used this with netscape (long ago).
> I tried running nasd, but it returned an error:
> Init: Output open(/dev/dsp) failed: No such file or directory
you shouldn't be running nasd on the machine that's generating the
> local (has sound card, audio works using nasd and specifying audioserver =
> 127.0.0.1) <- remote (no sound card)
again, i'm a little confused, but i think it's terminology.
paul fox, pgf at foxharp.boston.ma.us (arlington, ma, where it's 72.7 degrees)
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