[pulseaudio-discuss] Introduction

Karl Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Tue Jan 8 05:01:35 PST 2008

Colin Guthrie wrote:
> Vasili Sviridov wrote:
>> The site contains links to the latest version. It's a tarball, so 
>> provided you satisfy all dependencies, ./configure && make && make 
>> install should get you going :)
>> About advantages - that topic was extensively covered, there's a nice 
>> video of (i believe) Lennart himself explaining the reasons and ideas 
>> behind PA, just look around, maybe through Wikipedia entry on PA. That 
>> also includes topics of proxying, merging soundcards together into 
>> virtual multi-channel soundcards, and much more...
>> In general PA is the "right thing", that just needs bit more polishing 
>> and distro vendors involvement :)
> Another headline advantage Alex didn't cover is:
> 4) multiple sound cards. If you have e.g. a built in sound card or PCI
> sound card and plug in a USB sound system (headset or speaker etc.) then
> with pulse you can move currently playing/active streams to the new
> device on the fly. Very handy.
> (obviously there are many other advantages such as much better quality
> resampling etc. but this thread should not be an extensive list of "good
> things" ;))
> A really good presentation that describes everything pulse is good at/is
> for is:
> http://foss.in/2007/register/slides/The_PulseAudio_Sound_Server_353.pdf
> (I find it best to "watch" this presentation in "Presentation Mode" of
> kpdf but YMMV).
> I'd really recommend you spend the time to look at that Karl if you are
> genuinely interested.
> Col
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    Right now Col I am much interested in getting pulseaudio running 
properly on my Fedora 8 operating system. Then I will be more interested 
in what it does :-)



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