lunedì 22 aprile 2013

Streaming audio from Ubuntu to a DLNA player

Dmitry Sandalov posted a great in-depth article about streaming audio from Ubuntu Linux to a DLNA player without using Rygel. You can read the entire article here. I've tested his solution with my Onkyo receiver and it works fine. The idea is quite clever and simple: "The way I have it now: I pass the pulseaudio stream over HTTP, setup a ‘Favourite’ link on Onkyo receiver then play it. It works a lot more stable without DLNA server".

domenica 21 aprile 2013

Sopcast stream via Mediatomb

I'd like to watch a Sopcast stream on my TV, so I'm trying to figure out a way to do it. Internet is great, the solution is very easy. I will use Mediatomb to broadcast the stream to my TV. Mediatomb is running on Ubuntu 12.10 32 bit.

First of all, let's install Sopcast:

 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ferramroberto/sopcast

 sudo apt-get update

 sudo apt-get install sopcast-player

Let's launch Sopcast from the dash home. If Sopcast returns an error like this:

 sopcast-player : Depends: sp-auth (>= 3.0.1) but it is not installable

We have to search for sp-auth_3.2.6.deb and install it.