[nas] pulseaudio integration

Paul Fox pgf at foxharp.boston.ma.us
Mon Feb 11 13:25:58 MST 2008

i 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.

i forgot to mention that there's a pulseaudio client plugin for
alsa, which seems to be analogous to the plugin we'd want for NAS.
with this plugin, and alsa-aware application can send audio to
a remote pulseaudio server, directly.

 paul fox, pgf at foxharp.boston.ma.us (arlington, ma, where it's 18.9 degrees)

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