[pulseaudio-discuss] PA with Gnome 2.20

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Thu Oct 25 16:36:32 PDT 2007

On Tue, 16.10.07 15:57, Alex Malinovich (demonbane at the-love-shack.net) wrote:

> On Wed, 2007-10-17 at 00:40 +0200, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> > On Tue, 16.10.07 15:28, Alex Malinovich (demonbane at the-love-shack.net) wrote:
> > 
> --snip--
> > > Anyone have any suggestions on getting around that? Or does anyone know
> > > the technical reasons for why that's happening so I can file a bug
> > > report? Thanks.
> > 
> > Why do you start/stop PA all the time? If you are running PA 0.9.7
> > (from SVN) the much cleaner solution would be to use pasuspender to
> > temporarily suspend PA from accessing the audio devices.
> I don't usually use it to suspend pulse, I use it to reload it with
> different settings. I have a surround setup which shows up as 2 alsa
> devices, so I have 3 different surround layouts using pulse. A "clone"
> one which clones the front speakers to the rear, and two regular
> surround setups, one which works correctly with Totem, the other which
> works correctly with mplayer. (Basically I have 3 different ways of
> loading module-combine.)
> Is there a better way to do this that can be scripted relatively easily?

Not really I guess. 

Hopefully we can do the upmixing natively in PA, eventually.

And having special devices for totem and mplayer sounds like a hack to
me. If you get the newest gst-pulse from SVN then the right channel
maps should be configured out-of-the-box.


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