[pulseaudio-discuss] rtp question

Paul Fox pgf at foxharp.boston.ma.us
Tue Feb 19 19:10:39 PST 2008

hi -- i'm new to using pulse.  i'm slowly replacing a system based
on NAS (network audio system -- not network accessible storage) that
i use for home audio distribution.

i'm curious about the rtp capability -- is there anything in the
protocol to guarantee synchronization all the way to the sound hardware?
i understand that since the stream is multicast, all network receivers
will get it at the same time, but different servers may have different
latencies.  i suppose these latencies will tend to be constant, and
not drift, but i'm worried that if the sound hardware is driving systems
that can be heard from one another (e.g., one in the kitchen, one in
the livingroom two rooms away) that the delay may be annoying.

any experience with this?

 paul fox, pgf at foxharp.boston.ma.us (arlington, ma, where it's 25.5 degrees)

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