no rdp sound redirection possible

Bug #1215477 reported by Thomas on 2013-08-22
This bug affects 18 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
remmina (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

It is not possible to redirect rdp sound to local client. with xfreerdp and --plugin rdpsnd --data alsa -- option it is possible.

With --plugin rdpsnd --data pulse -- xfreerdp will crash (i open a seperate ticket about it)

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
Package: remmina 1.0.0-4ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-2.5-generic 3.11.0-rc5
Uname: Linux 3.11.0-2-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.12.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Aug 22 16:49:32 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-08-19 (2 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-GNOME 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" - Alpha amd64 (20130724)
MarkForUpload: True
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: remmina
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Thomas (t.c) wrote :
tags: added: audio remmina sound
Thomas (t.c) on 2013-08-22
tags: added: rdp
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in remmina (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Brett Johnson (linuxturtle) wrote :

Confirm that this bug exists in 13.04/raring as well. No sound is possible using remmina, but "xfreerdp --plugin rdpsnd" works fine for me (no crash).

tags: added: raring
Johan van Zoomeren (amain) wrote :

Still a problem in 13.10. xfreerdp --plugin rdpsnd works fine.

Brett Johnson (linuxturtle) wrote :

Still there in current trusty (not surprising, since it's the same package version as in saucy -- 1.0.0-4ubuntu3)

tags: added: trusty

It affects a non-essential hardware component (removable network card, camera, web-cam, music player, sound card, power management feature, printer...).

Changed in remmina (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
BestSteve (ibmibmibm) wrote :

I founded that xfreerdp sets settings->audio_playback to true when using rdpsnd plugin, but remmina does not set this option.
I make a patch for this, and add 'alsa' as the default audio driver.
Just put this file into debian/patches/fix-rdpsnd-no-sound, and build the package like 'debuild' or others.

The attachment "fix-rdpsnd-no-sound" seems to be a patch. If it isn't, please remove the "patch" flag from the attachment, remove the "patch" tag, and if you are a member of the ~ubuntu-reviewers, unsubscribe the team.

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tags: added: patch
Brett Johnson (linuxturtle) wrote :

I can confirm that @BestSteve's patch works for me (after figuring out that his instructions left out the step of adding the patch to the end of the debian/patches/series file :) Thanks @BestSteve!

brietman (brietman) wrote :

Ok how can I add this patch to remmina in Lubuntu 14.04? I am bit of a noob I Guess. I can run some commands and stuff, but I don't know where to find the /deban/patch location (if it's folder?)

Hope someone can help me.

Léo Lam (leolino-lam) wrote :

@brietman: it is in the source. You need to get the source and then build it.

Léo Lam (leolino-lam) wrote :

Simply use `apt-get source remmina` to get the source and `sudo apt-get build-dep remmina` to get the required build deps.

brietman (brietman) wrote :

Ok made the patch file. But when compiling somethings go wrong... The readme says run: mkdir build (thats easy) then: Cmake --build=build but then it tells me i din't excist (sudo also)

Next thing I tried the Remmina compile guide: well that worked I guess and opening Remmina from "opt/remmina_devel" works also. But sound is still not avaiable.

Shawn Wilson (swilson) wrote :

I can confirm that this patch works also. Why wasn't it included with 14.10? It's only 3 lines of code to add...

Shawn Wilson (swilson) wrote :

Oops, I mean 5 lines of code

barbablu (steven.barbaglia) wrote :

I am having trouble using my local mic in apps on the remotely connected host. A quick web search pointed me here, which seems relevant to my problems. Is the fix to this issue still not committed to source code?

BestSteve (ibmibmibm) wrote :

Seems that upstream source was already have fixed this issue years ago, as far as I saw at

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