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Simple Protocol Player NG

Audio player for uncompressed PCM streams
This media player plays uncompressed PCM data from a server over your local network. This is meant to be used for streaming audio from a PC to your Android phone or tablet. The focus has been latency and so all the options are intended for the user to be able to find a compromise between latency and quality.
As a rule of thumb, a low sample rate + mono + 50 ms or less of buffer time are the settings that are generally used.

Streaming from Ubuntu (or anything running PulseAudio):
The following web page describes how to configure PulseAudio for use with this player. http://kaytat.com/blog/?page_id=301

Streaming from Windows:
Download the server from the following link and run it locally : https://github.com/kaytat/SimpleProtocolServer
The server has some options also to help tune the performance.

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Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 2019.10.0 (11) suggested Added on 2019-10-18

    This version requires Android 2.2 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • change your audio settings
      Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.

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