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README.md

Simple Protocol Player

Links:

Play store

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kaytat.simpleprotocolplayer&hl=en

Server source

https://github.com/kaytat/SimpleProtocolServer

More info

http://kaytat.com/blog/

Details

This media player plays uncompressed PCM data from a server over your local network. This is meant to be used for streaming audio from a PC to your Android phone or tablet. The focus has been latency and so all the options are intended for the user to be able to find a compromise between latency and quality.

As a rule of thumb, a low sample rate + mono + 50 ms or less of buffer time are the settings that are generally used.

This project is based on an old version of this Android example: https://github.com/googlesamples/android-MediaBrowserService

Streaming from Ubuntu (or anything running PulseAudio)

The following web page describes how to configure PulseAudio for use with this player. http://kaytat.com/blog/?page_id=301

Streaming from Windows

Download the server from the github link above and run it locally. The server has some options also to help tune the performance.

Test your latency:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWh9YLtbbws

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