[pulseaudio-discuss] remote source to local sink

Tanu Kaskinen tanuk at iki.fi
Tue Jan 15 09:24:01 PST 2008

On Tue, Jan 15, 2008 at 03:38:02PM +0000, Colin Guthrie wrote:
> Ulf Behrens wrote:
> > PA source -> socket -> netcat -> socket -> PA sink      via  the simple 
> > protocol
> > or
> > PA source -> gstreamer -> PA sink
> > 
> > or any other idea?
> Well you could definately do it via gstreamer - that's fairly easy to
> do. I would have through pacat should be able to do it too tho', but
> I've not quite found the right command ;)

Since I'm not too familiar with gstreamer, I don't say it
definetely won't work, but I'm quite sceptical. The reason I
think it probably doesn't work (or maybe works, but badly)
is that the "pipeline" is clocked in both ends, and they
don't share the clock. For the same reason the pacat
solution won't work either.

The audio needs to be resampled between the source and the
sink. I'm not aware of any solution to this apart from RTP.
If RTP isn't used for anything else, the extra network
traffic could be prevented with firewalling in the Linux

What really is needed is a proper virtual pulse sound card
for Windows.

Tanu Kaskinen

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