[pulseaudio-discuss] A pulseaudio appliance
wasowski at data.pl
Thu Oct 4 06:12:49 PDT 2007
On Thu, 4 Oct 2007, Jon Smirl wrote:
>> That's still not within spec. He wanted something to stream audio
>> data to. The mpd solution requires you to have the audio data on the
>> disk connected to the NSLU, correct. I guess you could read it over
>> the network, but it's not the same thing as having a remote sound card
>> for your laptop.
> NFS mount the laptop.
As I said I run pulseaudio on NSLU + wireless + a USB audio. This is nice
as I can share the audio connection with all laptopt in house + a local
mpd on NSLU. The downside, already mentioned before, is that the setup is
not really stable. In particular:
* I need to ocassionally restart pulseaudio or alsa, or the whole machine
as no sound is coming out.
* NSLU does not seem to have enough power to handle mixing multiple
streams at the same time. Only noises come out if more than one stream
is being played. Most often one needs to restart pulseaudio whenever
this happens in order to be able to play any streams properly again.
* Also the quality degrades (jitters) if some other
process starts to compete for cycles wit pulseaudio at NSLU.
I think that this setup is so convenient that I would be extremely happy
to pay for an optimized embedded system doing exactly this.
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