Sunday, November 8, 2009

VLC Streaming - Whole Home Audio

VLC is a free open source cross platform media application. It plays and streams almost every media format known to man. I am using VLC streaming to achieve whole house audio. I have several Ubuntu PCs connected to audio receivers throughout the house.


To get them all playing the same song I fire up VLC on my server where all my media resides with the following command:
vlc /var/lib/mythtv/music/ --sout udp:239.255.12.42


On each client I issue the following command:
vlc udp://@239.255.12.42


That is all there is to it. I now have four stereos all playing the same tune. Whole house audio is great for parties or Saturday chores.



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