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Old 12-07-2015, 07:18 AM   #1
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Stream audio over ssh (openssh).


I played a video over ssh but could not get the audio to stream over the same.
To experiment I connected to a pc (local lan) running openssh server, when I tried to play a video in the client, the audio was played in the server though i could see the video in the client side.
 
Old 12-07-2015, 10:18 AM   #2
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I've never experienced that before. What video player were you using and how did you connect and set your environment?
 
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I installed MPlayer 1.1-4.8 on ubuntu 14.04 server and ssh'ed (openssh) to the server.

Issued the following command on the client,

$ mplayer <video_name>

and couldn't stream audio in the client.
 
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Hm, apparently this is pretty standard, I guess I've just never tried. Apparently all of the times I've run mplayer on a remote system through ssh the file hasn't had any sound anyway, and all of the times I've played a remote file with sound I've used mplayer locally and opened the file through NFS or similar.

Here are a couple of alternate ways to play a video stored on a remote machine:
http://www.systutorials.com/24806/mp...m-remote-host/

I always do the last one, mounting the directory using sshfs or nfs and running mplayer locally.
 
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I played a video over ssh but could not get the audio to stream over the same.
To experiment I connected to a pc (local lan) running openssh server, when I tried to play a video in the client, the audio was played in the server though i could see the video in the client side.
Your best bet is to setup a DLNA server and a DLNA client. Plex, Kodi (formerly known as XBMC) and VLC are a few examples for streaming media.

Last edited by MEINKS; 12-08-2015 at 12:03 AM.
 
Old 12-08-2015, 01:42 AM   #6
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I installed MPlayer 1.1-4.8 on ubuntu 14.04 server and ssh'ed (openssh) to the server.

Issued the following command on the client,

$ mplayer <video_name>

and couldn't stream audio in the client.
mplayer controls the audio interface on the computer where it runs. Audio has nothing to do with the shell, thus it's not transferred to the ssh client.

On the other hand there must be ways to do that, using an audio server like Jack perhaps. Also, maybe X can be made to control audio, thus permitting to transfer it via X forwarding.

Newbies talking to newbies
 
Old 12-08-2015, 01:49 AM   #7
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Thumbs up it works !!

suicidaleggroll, that worked like a charm. I mounted the remote directory over ssh
and was able to play video (along with audio). Though I would try to set up a DLNA server
as pointed out by MEINKS and see if that works.

Thanks.
 
Old 12-08-2015, 02:00 AM   #8
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Thank you, berndbausch for providing that link. I was really desperate to know it.
 
Old 12-08-2015, 03:07 AM   #9
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Thank you, berndbausch for providing that link. I was really desperate to know it.
Credit where it's due - I didn't provide a link, but I am certainly happy to see you happy
 
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@yash_tripathi

The DLNA method can do streaming media to PC as well as to TV, bluray player, smartphones and tablets with a DLNA client.


Any hoo, I'm glad that suicidaleggroll and berndbausch solved it for you.

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