[pulseaudio-discuss] Advantages to GST-Pulse

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Wed Aug 8 09:08:00 PDT 2007

On Tue, 31.07.07 16:01, Justin Tulloss (jmtulloss at gmail.com) wrote:

> Are there any advantages to using gst-pulse over just having gstreamer use
> alsasink? As long as alsa is configured with the appropriate plugin, the
> result should be the same, right?

Besides what Rémi already pointed out you also get much better support
for stuff like the stream names. If you use gst-pulse it will
automatically extract meta info like id3 tags from the stream and use
it to name the stream after the song title in the pa server. Then,
pavucontrol can show you the stream name properly.

And there are a couple of other reasons like this one why you definitely want to use
gst-pulse instead of going over alsa.


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