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#1812 closed enhancement (duplicate)

Disable server sound when playing sound on client

Reported by: srh Owned by: Antoine Martin
Priority: major Milestone: 2.3
Component: sound Version: 2.2.x
Keywords: Cc:


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

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.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by Antoine Martin

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

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/

Last edited 2 years ago by Antoine Martin (previous) (diff)

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by Antoine Martin

Milestone: 2.3
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