I am a newcomer to Linux and Python and I am trying to attempt to stream an audio file (preferably MP3) from a Ubuntu source computer to a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian for immediate playback.

I have explored various options such as gStreamer, Live555, VLC player and PulseAudio. I have also investigated TCP, RTP and RTSP. However I am struggling to get anything working properly. It seems as though I need to set up a RTSP Server using the computer and the Raspberry Pi as a RTSP client and I am not sure how to do this.

I'm wondering if anyone has any simple instructions or guides as to how to set up even a basic version of this with a specific MP3 file?

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Use MPC , works great. On fact, it's the only one I could get to work properly.

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    Hi thanks for the reply! Any chance you could elaborate on MPC and how it is implemented or how you got it working properly?
    – Bob
    Feb 3, 2014 at 18:38

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