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is there any way to stream audio from my Mac to my Linux computer (my av receiver is connected to that)?

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I think VLC can stream the audio over the network - take a look at http://www.videolan.org/doc/streaming-howto/en/

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You can use AirFoil ($25) for Mac to stream the sound to AirFoil Speakers for Linux (free).

This software works great.

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Nice, bit no linux command line client. Thanks. –  user3028 Feb 3 '11 at 23:59

If you don't want to pay money for AirFoil, you can use SoundFlower on the Mac and ESounD or PulseAudio's ESounD-compatible module on the Linux machine. This article explains how to do that.

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Nice, but not too easy to set up. –  user3028 Feb 4 '11 at 0:00
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The easy setup isn't free. The free setup isn't easy. Pick your poison :) –  clee Feb 4 '11 at 0:27

This guide worked for me http://tdotc.wordpress.com/2012/05/28/sound-matters/

Summary:

Install Soundflower in your Mac.

# open network port 16002 to receive raw data for PulseAudio (in your receiver)
while true; do nc -l 16002 | pacat --latency-msec=1; done

# connect the audio input on OS X to a remote raw sound sink via esdrec and netcat (in your Mac)
esd -tcp -bind ::1 & sleep 2 && esdrec -s ::1 | nc <SERVER> 16002
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works for me too. After trying some hours to connect with esd to pulseaudio (without success) this worked. Thanks! –  lee.O Feb 23 '13 at 16:44
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Thanks for the comments, another one solution:

http://www.wifi2hifi.com/

App coming in weeks.

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Wifi2Hifi doesn't answer the question at all. Doesn't support linux as you requested. –  zevlag Feb 2 '11 at 19:45
    
"to my Linux computer (my av receiver is connected to that)?" the key is my receiver. –  user3028 Feb 3 '11 at 23:59

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