[nas] Re: nas and pulseaudio?

Dave Richards drichard at largo.com
Sun Nov 11 14:25:19 MST 2007

    Yes, that is how Pulse works.  It supports all of the protocols via plugins.  So no matter what client you use, they all work over the network with the native network ports.  That's why I put the idea out there of just moving this project under the Pulse "umbrella".  NAS could continue to mature and all old clients would continue to work, but we would gain many more eyes.  If that step isn't taken, all changes made here will always have to be taken over to a NAS plugin (should it ever be even written).  I'm offering just a "users" perspective, but this would be a huge help for us. 


>>> Jon Trulson <jon at radscan.com> 11/11/07 3:22 PM >>>
On Fri, 9 Nov 2007, Tobias Diedrich wrote:

> Jon Trulson wrote:
>>   OSS and ALSA are low level API's... Esound is a 'simple' sound
>>   server.  There are no doubt esound, alsa and oss plugins for pulse
>>   audio.  There could be a nas plugin as well, if someone wanted to
>>   write one... Or am I missing something?
> Pulseaudio also has a esound server plugin, i.e. esound clients can
> connect to pulseaudio using the esound protocol.
> Now, a nas server plugin would certainly be nice, especially since
> pulseaudio has working resampling and you can also control the
> volume of each client using a gui tool. :)
> Cool stuff. :)

   Ahhh... I didn't get that nuance from the website.  So basically, a
   plugin (or minature nasd server really) would be integrated into
   pulse audio, allowing it to understand NAS protocol?  It would
   listen on the same ports, etc so that all existing nas clients could
   talk NAS to a pulse audio server instead and not really know the

   That would indeed be cool. :)

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