I know I can just do
mplayer <stream> to open and play a stream on the local machine. However, I'm behind a firewall.
Instead, I'd like to open the stream on a remote machine, but still play it on this one. Remote connections are what SSH is for, but doing
ssh "mplayer <stream>" both opens and plays the stream on the remote.
-x flag enables X11 display forwarding. Do I need that?