audtty: Music, remotely

I’ve never understood things like audtty, which remotely control graphical applications.

The inverse of that is fairly easy to understand: a console-based program controlled by a graphical interface. That’s an easy one.

But programs like audtty — and there are a lot of them out there — seem to be backwards.


Just because I can’t wrap my head around it, or can’t see the usefulness of it, doesn’t mean it doesn’t work.

Quite to the contrary: It works great, even up against the newest versions of Audacious.

Of course, running them side-by-side like above, is hardly the ideal. Probably better is running audtty over an ssh session, to control the audio on a distant machine.

But I have probably been working on low-end machines for too long, because still, I can’t see dedicating audio output to a machine that can handle Audacious in a graphical environment, and then committing control to a text-only application from far away.

Like I said, it just seems backward. 😐

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