[pulseaudio-discuss] Strange behaviour in module-pipe-sink

Colin Guthrie gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Tue Aug 19 10:04:32 PDT 2008

Lennart Poettering wrote:
> On Tue, 19.08.08 16:05, Knut-Håvard Aksnes (kna at tirsdagsklubben.nu) wrote:
>> I see strange behaviour after the following sequence of commands:
>> First I load a pipe-sink using this command.
>> pactl load-module module-pipe-sink file=/tmp/sound1
> This is intended behaviour: module-pipe-sink does not rate limit what
> you pull from it. It will not enforce any specify byte rate. if you
> just pull the data out of it via "cat", then you will suck data out-of
> it as fast as possible, regardless what sample settings you
> configured.
> You are expected to read from the pipe sink in a speed that remotely
> matches the sample rate you configured.

So perhaps a suitable alternative would be to create a null sink, then 
use parec on the monitor source of that sink and dump that to the file.


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