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I use TightVNC and Remmina Remote Desktop to connect my Raspberry Pi to my Ubuntu laptop over VNC. It works great for the most part, except for the fact that there is no sound.

I have googled all over the place, looking up forwarding sound over VNC, sound over VNC via SSH tunnel, sound forwarding via PulseAudio Network Transparency. I can't find how to do it.

Does anyone know how to get sound over VNC?

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VNC does video only, not sound, AFAIK. Are you already running PulseAudio? Or some other sound server? – derobert Jun 20 '14 at 19:55
I'm not currently running PulseAudio. However, I believe I am running a form of JACK. I can install pulseaudio, if need be. – RPi Awesomeness Jun 20 '14 at 20:46

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VNC does not support sound.

You can use PulseAudio to move sound over SSH, though, which may be better than nothing for you.

Check out this post:

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