A while back I moved my stereo to the other side of the room. It got to far away to connect my desktop to my stereo.
I do have my old mac-mini connected to my stereo, so I decided see if I could use pulse to have the audio from my desktop on my stereo.
For anybody else wanted to try it:
On the server:
First make pulseaudio allow remote connections: (this is also needed to have mpd work when running as different user as pulseaudio.
in /etc/pulse/default.pa: load-module module-native-protocol-tcp auth-anonymous=1
Now MPD should work, but that was not the goal.
Lets test it by trying playing a movie on the desktop machine:
Now if you want to have all audio moved to the “remove pulse server” edit /etc/pulse/client.conf and set default-server =
Now set in System->Preferences->Sound the music&video output to pulse audio (you might need to install the right gstreamer-pulse output first.)