HTTP Streaming Audio with Remote Control using CMUS, PulseAudio, and VLC

🕓 Sep 17, 2016

Set-up on your computer

  1. Start CMUS listening on your network
  1. In CMUS, set a password
  1. Set up pulseaudio to stream via RTP
  1. Set CMUS to output to the newly made sink
  1. Set vlc to retranscode

Hook up with a phone:

  • Android: Cmus Remote (control volume, playback settings, skip, turn off, etc.); VLC for Android: network stream

Works pretty well. Sadly Cmus Remote doesn’t have a search function. But, this is a quick and dirty way to have audio anywhere, but it’s not great for permanent setups.