[pulseaudio-discuss] Pulse and multicast

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Sat Jan 12 09:56:51 PST 2008

On Sat, 05.01.08 15:56, Jon Smirl (jonsmirl at gmail.com) wrote:

> I was just talking to someone who wants to watch live Internet
> concerts on their PC being broadcast in H.264. They also want to
> listen to the audio from other networked devices around the house. If
> you try doing this with multiple streams back to the main server it
> all gets out of sync.
> Can Pulse provide a solution? The idea would be to bring in the H.264
> stream, break off the audio and multicast it on the LAN. But the
> multicast receivers need some time to process the data. Can I set a
> configurable delay in the local stream before passing it to the
> decoder in order to give the remote streams time to do their
> processing?

PA only deals with uncompressed audio for now.

I think you can do what you want by combining PA with the VideoLAN
client + server. Stream the H264 via VLC/VLS, and the remaining stuff
via PA's mcast support.


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