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Old 09-10-2009, 04:44 AM   #1
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Question How to use speaker in another machine?


I have three computers. One is XP and others are linux. I have a 5 channel speaker and 2 bundle speakers. I would like to use 5 channel speaker to play sound from all three computers. Is it possible?
I guess it would be done if there is a sound-mixing-daemon and server. Is there anyone who practices this kind of applications?
 
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You'll have to spend some money to do it, search for speaker switch or a KVMA that's a KVM switch with audio. HERE
 
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Thank you for your reply. The solution seems to be simple and easy.

But I prefer to get an software solution. Has anyone else heard these kind of software?
 
Old 09-11-2009, 06:16 AM   #4
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Thank you for your reply. The solution seems to be simple and easy.

But I prefer to get an software solution. Has anyone else heard these kind of software
Just wondering, how is a software solution going to connect all 3 pc's together? They all have to share one set of speakers so they all have to be physically connect. Or am I missing something?

Edit: How are you using the computers, are you connecting to them via ssh or are you using a KVM switch or are they stand alone?

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Old 09-11-2009, 06:48 AM   #5
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A wired solution : a ( very ) complex "switch box"
or a DJ mixer with three times five channel input.
Both : a ( very ? ) high price.

Wireless : transmitters on each ( 3 ? ) outputs
on all computers, (3 different transmitting frequences)
...... and receivers on the speaker system.

Simple stereo audio transmitter / receiver systems
are available from several suppliers.
No switching needed : The powered on computer will
"speak to the speakers".

As said by @ mrrangerman ... Software : No.
.....
 
Old 09-11-2009, 07:20 AM   #6
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For a software solution, you could look at pulseaudio.
http://pulseaudio.org/wiki/CLI

This wouldn't be easy, but you may find similar solutions on the web.
 
Old 09-11-2009, 10:32 AM   #7
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i do this with my desktop (rh-9) and laptop (knoppix or other live distro).

on my laptop i ssh into my desktop (witch has my stereo connected and run something like 'xine memento.avi'.
 
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I do this with my 2 desktops at home. My speakers have 2 inputs though. I'm quite certain you can get an audio combiner fairly cheap, so that all 3 systems simply plug into the same set of speakers. In theory, you could use a Headphone splitter to achieve this.
 
Old 09-11-2009, 11:01 PM   #9
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Thank you for advices and counsels.

I do not want to use physical equipment suck as KVM.

jschiwal gave me a hints. It is to use sound server.

I will try to set up this server.

Thank you.
 
  


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