Ubuntu 9.10 RDP sound

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  1. srhoades

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    First let me say that audio works fine normally. If RDP into my windows box and tell it to redirect the sound locally it doesn't work. If I try and play a song in Itunes it doesn't do anything. If I go to the control panel and play a sound from the audio section it just makes a sound that sounds like a bullfrog. Do I need a seperate audio package in order for this to work?
     
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    I forgot that I had this working at one time by following the directions here
    http://blog.jayway.com/2008/11/10/getting-sound-to-work-on-ubuntu-810ut/

    However when I do that I lose all ability to control the volume in Ubuntu. The volume icon is gone and there is no audio to select from if I try to add to the panel. Also if I choose audio from system it just times out waiting for the audio system to respond, I assume it is trying to use the old audio package.
     
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    Well I can use alsamixer to control the volume, that is good enough.
     
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    Your link for audio problems is for 8.10 and you say you are running 9.10.
    If so I would first put pulseaudio back.

    I've never used RDP but I often connect to Windows servers and run files.

    Can we try something different just to test the network connection?
    Lets say the IP address of your windows box is 192.168.2.2
    On your Ubuntu system open a Nautilus file browser.

    Near the top in the 'Location' space type:
    smb://192.168.2.2
    This should open a requester for your name and passwd if you are sharing your windows system, or part there of.
    Navigate to your music directory and click on a song. Does it play?
     
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    Ok I removed esound and reinstalled pulseaudio. And yes if I connect to my windows share via the network I can play MP3's. However much of my content is purchased through iTunes so I have to play it through that, which is why I connect through remote desktop.
     
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  7. mike7465

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    You can't play mp3 files outside of itunes?
     
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    All my playlists are in iTunes
     
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    Well I didn't fix the RDP sound issue but I found a better solution.

    http://www.ericdaugherty.com/dev/itunesexport/

    Allows you to export your iTunes playist into a standard m3u playist so now I can play all my music from Ubuntu over the network.
     
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    I am glad you found a solution.

    This is just my opinion, and YMMV...but pulseaudio has caused me alot of problems. I removed pulseaudio, deleted the dead links off the panel, and menus in Ubuntu 9.1, and never looked back. I use the ALSA mixer to set the levels.

    Skype audio/video calls are my main communication method, and pulseaudio was a dealbreaker.

    I tried the suggestions here:

    http://www.pulseaudio.org/wiki/PerfectSetup

    But the only thing that worked was 'adios pulseaudio'.
     
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    PulseAudio is much better in Lucid. I would also check out Banshee player. Apparently it works very well with the iPhone/iPods.