[pulseaudio-discuss] rtp question

Paul Fox pgf at foxharp.boston.ma.us
Wed Feb 20 08:03:18 PST 2008

cj van den berg wrote:
 > On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 10:24:34AM -0500, Paul Fox wrote:
 > > maybe i don't understand what module-tunnel-sink does, then.  how
 > > is it different than a client simply playing to a remote machine?
 > > i.e., is 
 > >   paplay --network--> module-native-protocol-tcp
 > > any different from:
 > >   paplay --> module-tunnel-sink --network--> module-native-protocol-tcp
 > The difference is that you can't switch between sinks on two different
 > remote hosts. Sink switching only works within a single pulseaudio
 > daemon process. module-tunnel-sink makes a remote sink look like a local
 > sink which means that if you have several of them, then you can switch
 > between them and/or use module-combine on them.

i understand now.  thanks.

 > > 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.  :-)
 > All the command line tools should have man pages from 0.9.8 onwards
 > iirc. The GUI tools have simple man pages in Debian, but not upstream.

okay.  i'm running ubuntu gutsy, and hence 0.9.6.  i'll fetch source to
get the docs.  (and the changelog :-)

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

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