I've been using some of the elements of the Pluto system at home for some time (e.g. MythTV / Motion) together with other HA focussed applications - e.g. Misterhouse. I'm satisfied by the individual elements of my current set-up, but am very tempted to move over to Pluto to gain an integrated user interface and other advanced features such as VLC streaming to more than one location.
I have a question in relation to audio streaming. I understand that the Pluto system will happily stream sound to Media Directors or slim-server box, but can the core stream to a (linux) PC that isn't a dedicated MD running the standard Pluto PXE image. I know Pluto is based on Debian, so I'm guessing it's possible, but has anyone done it in practice?
Alternatively, are their any other simple kludges (e.g. second sound card in a hybrid core)?