[nas] pulseaudio integration
pgf at foxharp.boston.ma.us
Mon Feb 11 13:25:58 MST 2008
> in the "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" department, i mention
> 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
> 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)
More information about the Nas