We have AirPlay speakers on our network, that can only be controlled using iTunes for Windows. As I'm booted into Ubuntu, I'd like to be able to control the music being played. Is there any way to do this other than getting a VirtualBox to boot Windows?
First, install "PulseAudio Preferences" and the PulseAudio RAOP module if you don't already have them:
sudo apt-get install paprefs pulseaudio-module-raop
Now open up
paprefs via the launcher (or
System > Preferences > PulseAudio Preferences). Now if you enable
Make discoverable Apple AirTunes sound devices available locally, you can select AirPlay speakers like any other sound output device!