It’s a bit odd, I’m just trying to play sounds through my regular audio jack but I couldn’t find a guide or a post which explains how to do it.
I found some info in the documentation about VLC and MPD, but it wasn’t clear enough for me.
If someone can post here a step-by-step guide which explains how to make this setup, so eventually I will have an entity
media_player.XXXX in which I can play sounds, that’ll be awesome.
The use case for me is to play sounds when automations are triggered. For example, I would like to hear a notification sound when the boiler is turned on, so I will know that the automation really worked (it’s a bummer to think that the boiler was on and then find out you don’t have any hot water).
I’m running my HA on a dedicated Debian based laptop, but it can also be relevant for RPi and any other configuration.