Stream audio over ssh

ssh [user]@[address] "mpg321 -" < [file].mp3
This one doesn't need to convert to wav.

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2010-07-30 00:23:13

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  • This will allow you to convert an audio file to wav format, and send it via ssh to a player on the other computer, which will open and play it there. Of course, substitute your information for the sound file and remote address You do not have to use paplay on the remote end, as it is a PulseAudio thing. If the remote end uses ALSA, you should use aplay instead. If it uses OSS, you should berate them about having a lousy sound system. Also, you're not limited to transmitting encoded as wav either, it's just that AFAIK, most systems don't come with mp3 codecs, but will play wav files fine. If you know SoX is installed on the remote end and has mp3 codecs, you can use the following instead: cat Klaxon.mp3 |ssh thelab@company.com play -t mp3 - this will transmit as mp3. Again, use your specific information. if you're not playing mp3s, use another type with the -t option


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    sox Klaxon.mp3 -t wav - |ssh thelab@company.com paplay
    camocrazed · 2010-07-29 23:23:39 0
  • Stream OGG vorbis over ssh.


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    ssh [user]@[host] "ogg123 -" < [podcast].ogg
    denzuko · 2010-07-30 22:10:22 0

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