[LAU] Streaming low-latency bi-directional audio between Android 4.x and a Linux desktop

Len Ovens len at ovenwerks.net
Sun Nov 3 05:17:14 CET 2019

On Sun, 3 Nov 2019, Stuart Longland wrote:

> I was wondering if someone knew of a tool that would enable me to
> connect my phone (running Android 4.1, I know this is old but it's what
> I have) over WiFi to my desktop (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS) or my laptop (Gentoo).

Mummble? There are more than one mummble clients avaiable for android and 
of course linux as well. I think mummble uses opus by default which is 5ms 
(or can be) and at least between desktops seems very instantaious. The 
android audio stack tends to be laggy, I think there is an alsa in there 
somewhere but the application only sees it through a higher level API 
which on most smart (cough) phones/tablets seems to introduce too much 
delay. Playing drums on the screen for example is too latent to be able to 
play with myself even. Hopefully your device is better.

Len Ovens

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