So, as many of you know I’m always trying a new way to stream sounds! I know with master/minion it might technically not be necessary for much longer but I like to use syrinscape and sounds I’ve downloaded to my hard drive, youtube ambience tracks, etc… So, several sources. I started with the discord option of a second instance for my sounds which worked ok for me but I wanted better sound. I then moved to streaming through VLC. I like that option as the sound is good but the latency seems worse and I have to open a port on my router to stream directly to players and they have to open VLC.
So, I just stumbled on cleanfeed. http://cleanfeed.net/ It was developed for podcasts as a high-quality way to setup two people talking to each other with nothing but a browser. I’ve been testing it to pipe syrinscape and other sounds without using discord or VLC. The feedback so far is it sounds really good, very low latency and in stereo. Yeah!
Only rub is right now they only support Chrome browsers. So, you and your players would have to have chrome. The setup is very simple and all you do is email your players a link, they click on it and access whatever sounds you choose to stream to them. I would have them mute their mics on the cleanfeed tab as you really only care about streaming sounds to them, not vice versa.
Here is a link to a blog post explaining how to set it up. its well done.
I’m going to do a quick video on this when I have time and post to my youtube channel. Still needs more testing but I think it is worth checking out as for me, the latency with VLC was bothering me and discord quality seems in and out for me. If you try it let me know what you think! Oh… and yes, it is completely free!