[pulseaudio-discuss] FAQ? How to Directly Connect Sources to Sinks, or Sinks to each other?

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Wed Feb 13 03:23:02 PST 2008

On Fri, 08.02.08 12:39, Erich Boleyn (erich at uruk.org) wrote:

> Greetings all,
> [I'm not a member of this list right now, so please copy me on
>  all replies!]
> This may be a FAQ, but in setting up my multicast network audio setup
> with Pulseaudio 0.9.7 using the RTP mechanism, creating local null sinks
> via the FAQ-recommended method of:
>    load-module module-null-sink sink_name=rtp
>    load-module module-rtp-send source=rtp.monitor destination=<multic-addr>
>    set-default-sink rtp
> This ends up creating a new virtual sink that applications will now
> choose instead of the PCM sink.  It does not route to the local audio
> sink automatically as well.

If you want to have the audio that is played locally also streamed to
the network, then just connect the rtp-send module directly to the
monitor of that audio device and skip the creation of the virtual
device. Just figure out your sink name and then pass source=<sink
name>.monitor  to the rtp-send module.

> Is there a standard way to connect sources to sinks?

Nope. But it's on my TODO list. Way down. But you don't need it in
this case, anyway.


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