[nas] pulseaudio integration

Dave Richards drichard at largo.com
Mon Feb 11 13:21:11 MST 2008

I'm using padsp extensively to thin clients and it's working well.  As
more and more applications move to PULSE, I'm removing the shim and
allowing the application to directly output sound.

Flash and mplayer are using native PULSE, and the GNOME desktop is using


On Mon, 2008-02-11 at 15:04 -0500, Paul Fox wrote:

> in the "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" department, i mention
> this.
> since there seems to be some movement towards pulseaudio as a
> network-aware audio distribution mechanism
> (http://www.linux.com/feature/119926), and since pulseaudio has
> its own audiooss-like wrapper for oss applications
> (http://www.pulseaudio.org/wiki/PerfectSetup#OSSApplications),
> i'm wondering if the a nasd server could be run on top of the
> pulseaudio shim (i.e., "padsp nasd", as in the previous link). 
> this would let both nas clients (connecting via nasd) and
> pulseaudio clients (like firefox, connecting via pulseaudio) both
> get at local hardware, with the mixing being done in the
> pulseaudio server.
> it's worth a try.  i'll report back.
> paul
> =---------------------
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