[nas] NAS client server sound question

admin at mmri.us admin at mmri.us
Sun Nov 25 08:47:52 MST 2007

Thanks Paul,
Though it is what it does, that is why I got interested in it.

1) FYI
On Vanilla new install FC7 nasd do not start;
[init.d]#  ./nasd status
nasd dead but subsys locked

2) My big problem is to have sound from my applications called in e.g.
mozilla/Firefox/seamonkey to have sound on the remote terminal when the
browser runs on server.
In the past (Netscape 4.79) I could just configure helpers  (e.g.
realplay %s) and the browser would forward the stream or USRL to the
remote relaplayer.
It does not work that way anymore as the entire mozilla development
seemingly becomes less Unix and therefore I look for a better solution
(hoepful for NAS).

3) So, you are saying that if I run nasd on the remote terminals and I
start a (compatible) program on the server from the remote terminal,
that sound will be streamed to the remote terminal sound-card? That is
exactly what I need. Should nasd also be started on the server?

Paul Fox wrote:
> admin at mmri.us wrote:
>  > I access all my servers from remote terminals, so I generally do not get 
>  > the sound associated with the application on the server on the remote 
>  > client.
>  > Is it possible with nas to forward an application's sound from the 
>  > server to the remote terminal/client?
>  > 
>  > I could not find anything in the manual that this is done transparently
> perhaps it's not mentioned because, indeed, this is the entire
> point of NAS.  you run the "nasd" server program on each of your
> remote terminals, and you run NAS-aware applications on your servers.
> NAS-aware applications can include the minimal clients included
> with NAS itsef (auplay, auedit, etc), programs which are available
> with built-in nas support (madplay is one, there are many others),
> and even some OSS (i.e., not alsa) client programs which can be
> made NAS-aware by running them under audiooss.
> paul
> =---------------------
>  paul fox, pgf at foxharp.boston.ma.us (arlington, ma, where it's 34.3 degrees)

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