Is that possible? Maybe some drivers exist that add DLNA device as Windows sound card? One possibility that I found:

It says: PC Sound Card Streaming

But it is in payed version only and I don't know how good it is at this. Does anyone know alternatives, maybe free per chance?

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I just tried Stream What You Hear with OpenELEC as the audio target and it worked out-of-the-box. AFAICS it's not implemented as a sound card device, but it seems to do the trick:

Stream What You Hear (SWYH) is a Windows application to broadcast the sound of your computer (ie: “what you hear”) on an UPnP/DLNA device such as TVs, amps, network receivers, game consoles, etc…

(from the About page)

And it's free :-)

  • This probably works by capturing sound output using WASAPI. Just pass sound through your regular output device and it’ll do its magic. Way better because it doesn’t require drivers or anything. – Daniel B Mar 6 '15 at 21:29
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    Another daemon running on machine is way worse than having driver and running from the kernel. But this is feasible if there is no more mature solution. – midenok Mar 10 '15 at 10:08
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    I confirm that latest version of SWYH works but with lag 3-5 seconds (PCM) or 15-17 seconds (MP3). SWYH version 1.4. Of course, 3-5 seconds is very bad result. I'm quite distressed with all this unfriendly DLNA thing. It always doesn't work well. But as an answer this is acceptable... – midenok Jun 18 '15 at 15:24
  • Indeed, the lag really sucks :-/ – Chaquotay Jun 20 '15 at 11:28
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    I must add that last version 1.4 is badly written: CPU leak 100% after long run. Therefore this program is unusable. – midenok Jun 23 '15 at 7:07

Jamcast does PC desktop audio to DLNA devices and has a free version with 30 minute time limit so you can try before you buy.

I use this to play Spotify to my Samsung HDTV and now also my Xbox One.

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