[pulseaudio-discuss] Pulseaudio with Application Asterisk
jim at duda.tzo.com
Sun Feb 3 13:38:09 PST 2008
I'm trying to use the Pulseaudio server on a machine which runs the
Asterisk PBX application. Asterisk can attach to ALSA using a console
driver. Basically, you call a phone extension and connect to an alsa
driven sound card.
When I directly connect Asterisk to the sound card, everything works
fine. However, when I attempt to connect to the sound card through
Pulseaudio, the Asterisk application will crash after making the second
The only evidence of something I currently see going wrong is that the
alsa interface for Asterisk receives a -5 (-EIO) on a write to the alsa
interface. I don't know if that is the eventual cause of the crash.
I have the asterisk source code, and I understand where the alsa API
interface is. It looks very straight forward, much like any other alsa
interface I've seen. I'm certainly comfortable with modifying the code.
When attaching to the sound card through pulseaudio, I use these
my pulseaudio default.pa has these entries:
load-module module-native-protocol-unix auth-anonymous=1
load-module module-native-protocol-tcp auth-anonymous=1
I assume what is happening is that the Asterisk alsa interface needs to
be adjusted to be more pulseaudio friendly.
How can I get started on figuring out what needs to be changed?
I read all the information on the wiki about writing clients and
modules, but I'm not sure it applies to what I need to do.
Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Eventually, I'm hoping to be able to use Pulseaudio to be able to tunnel
the audio from the Asterisk alsa console interface to a voice
recognition application on either the same machine or another machine by
routing the audio to a null-sink and attaching the listening application
to the .monitor of that null-sink.
I've actually have this working, however, it's usage is not reliable
since the Asterisk application keeps core dumping every other call. I'm
just trying to start simple by simply attempting to attach to the
soundcard before I finalize the usage of the null-sink.
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