[Jack-Devel] netJACK2 with two nodes

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Sun Jul 10 16:44:18 CEST 2016

why not just run cables? what is computer B doing? basically nothing ...

On Sun, Jul 10, 2016 at 10:39 AM, xan <xan at 0l3.de> wrote:

> The reason I’m doing this is that I don’t want my loud working machine A
> in my studio. It sits somewhere else and in my studio I only have the
> fanless thinclient B. Is there a better way to do this?
> Am 10.07.2016 um 16:25 schrieb Paul Davis:
> This is a slightly odd approach in some way. Computer B basically has
> nothing to do. All the hard work happens on A, and if the machine is
> overloaded, the sound will still be affected. Normally, you'd use this sort
> of design to spread the "load" around, but what you're proposing isn't
> really spreading any load at all. Any time A is overloaded, it makes no
> difference that B is running fine - the sound will still glitch.
> On Sun, May 29, 2016 at 12:07 PM, xan <xan at 0l3.de> wrote:
>> Hello JACK community,
>> I’m planning my new audio editing setup (both hard- and software) and
>> before investing in hardware, I’d like to ask for advice.
>> Here’s what I want to do:
>> – Both computers run Linux.
>> – On Computer A, I can browse the web and see Youtube videos, I can
>> listen to MP3 files with Totem and I can do DAW stuff with Ardour.
>> – Computer B does nothing more than getting all the sound output from A
>> and feed it to the speaker through it’s soundcard.
>> Here’s my theoretical approach:
>> – Both computers run JACK.
>> – A runs PulseAudio in top of JACK.
>> – A runs with the net backend using netJACK2.
>> – B has the Net Manager loaded which gets the audio from A and pipes it
>> to the soundcard.
>> – Every time I boot the two computers, they are ready to work. No daemons
>> I have to launch manually, etc. I want the configuration to be done one
>> time for all.
>> I got my understanding of JACK through the network from here:
>> https://github.com/jackaudio/jackaudio.github.com/wiki/WalkThrough_User_NetJack2
>> And this site would also be my guide for setting up the thing.
>> But I’m not a JACK expert at all. It’s the first time I’m doing something
>> like this. So I want to make shure I got the basics right. And, maybe you
>> now even a better step-by-step tutorial which does exactly what I want.
>> So, I appreciate any comments on this.
>> Bye,
>> xan
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