[pulseaudio-discuss] rtp question
pgf at foxharp.boston.ma.us
Wed Feb 20 07:24:34 PST 2008
cj van den berg wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 09:11:11AM -0500, Paul Fox wrote:
> > ah -- that's good news. having just read the descriptions of
> > those modules, i'm a little surprised it works, but i'll take
> > your word for it. :-) to clarify: module-combine is run on the
> > "source" machine, and the tunnels run to the machines with the
> > audio h/w, correct? it's going to take me a while to get my head
> > around the terminology and how these things interconnect.
> module-combine and module-tunnel-sink both run on the "source" machine.
> The destination machines just need to run module-native-protocol-tcp.
maybe i don't understand what module-tunnel-sink does, then. how
is it different than a client simply playing to a remote machine?
paplay --network--> module-native-protocol-tcp
any different from:
paplay --> module-tunnel-sink --network--> module-native-protocol-tcp
> > a somewhat related question: part of my current system involves
> > being able to redirect a music stream from one room to another.
> > i use a customized irmp3 program to control a customized mpg123
> > program. the mpg123 is sending its output to a remote NAS
> > server, and can be told via irmp3 to close that connection and
> > open a new one to a different NAS server. this is useful when i
> > move from the living room to the kitchen to make dinner. :-)
> That sounds complicated. :) I personally use mpd which gives me one
> central music player with GUIs for controlling it on every machine in
> the house. (including my N800 and my wife's macbook)
i've had my current system in place for almost 10 years, i think. i
worked with what i had. i've looked at mpd in the past, but since
it wasn't NAS-aware, it didn't serve my needs. my current setup is
controllable via the web, and especially via text-browsers like lynx.
but i should look at something more, uh, modern. :-)
> module-remap is not what you want. You don't need any special module to
> switch streams on the fly. You can redirect/mute/unmute streams with
> pavucontrol, PulseAudio's volume control GUI. Or, if you prefer, you can
> script things with pactl and/or pacmd. All of these tools can be used
> remotely too.
thanks. i feel like i'm missing some documentation. where are the pa*
tools fully documented? man pages would be nice, of course, but i'm
old-fashioned that way. :-)
paul fox, pgf at foxharp.boston.ma.us (arlington, ma, where it's 23.7 degrees)
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