Xpra: Ticket #1812: Disable server sound when playing sound on client

Hi there,

I searched around through the tickets and instruction pages, but couldn't find anything obvious...

When sending sound to the client, how do I stop it playing through the speakers on the server computer.

For example -

Fedora 27 on server and client xpra-2.2.5-1.fc27

On the server PC, I have logged in as a regular user at the physical monitor, and done some work. I lock the screen and go away.

On the client PC in a neighbouring room, I type: xpra start ssh://bob@myip.com --start-child=nautilus --exit-with-children

Nautilus comes up ok, I find a video file in nautilus, and I double-click on the file to play it in VLC. VLC comes up ok, and the video starts playing with sound ok on the client PC.

However, I hear the same sound booming out the server speakers in the room next door where the server is.

So, how do I have sound playing on the client ok, and disable the sound playing on the server's speakers??

An important situation may be logging from home into a work office PC somewhere else in the city, and when a sound is played through to the client, all work colleagues would hear the sound from the office PC while I am not physically there. That is a bit of a confidential and security problem.

Any thoughts??

Apologies if xpra can already do this, and I have not found the instructions do it.

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:53:41 GMT - Antoine Martin: status changed; resolution set

This is fixed in #1266 and will be included in the 2.3 release, in the meantime you can try the builds here: https://xpra.org/beta/

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:53:48 GMT - Antoine Martin: milestone set

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 05:34:26 GMT - migration script:

this ticket has been moved to: https://github.com/Xpra-org/xpra/issues/1812