I'm attempting to setup a headless multimedia box to store music and movies. But what I want is the ability to play music over the network. I have MPD installed and configured and I can connect to it from another box. The problem is that it connects as expected but I don't get any sound output even through it appears that it's playing. Any ideas?
AFAIK MPD doesn't support streamcasting to your local box (that means that music is playing on your headless multimedia box: try putting speakers on it).
if i remember correctly, this feature is being developed in the svn version of MPD
a quick look to MPD wiki has returned this info:
look at the first feature: that is what you want
Actually, I've found a better solution for what I'm looking for instead of MPD. I really recommend giving mp3act at try. The only downside is it doesn't support .ogg audio so it won't import about 1/3 of my music collection.