Sound output across the network possibility

Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at
Sun Feb 10 17:23:52 UTC 2008

John Aldrich wrote:
> On Sunday 10 February 2008, Stewart Williams wrote:
>> Sorry if this has been asked before, but I thought someone may know the
>> exact answer quickly.
>> Computer A = Fedora 8
>> Computer B = Fedora 8
>> On Computer A I have headphones connected to my speaker jack and is
>> where I listen to my music. However, I store also music on Computer B
>> and have no speakers connected to the soundcard.
>> What I want to know is, is it possible to say double click on an mp3
>> file on Computer B and have it output the sound through my network to
>> the headphones connected on Computer A's soundcard?
>> And also (not essential) is this also possible if Computer A is running
>> Windows?
>> Thanks in advance.
> Easiest way is to hook a cable from the output of computer B and put it in the 
> input (Mic) jack of computer A. :-) I've done that before. Of course, if they 
> are really not even in the same room, that's not going to be practical. 
> However, if they are sitting right next to each other, that's the easiest way 
> to accomplish it.
You want to use the Line In or Aux jack, not the Mic jack. If 
computer B has a Line Out jack or setting, that is better then the 
speaker. You will get less distortion.

A harder way would be to use something like icecast on system B to 
stream the music over the network.


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