[pulseaudio-discuss] Pulseaudio over the network causes "hang" in client apps

David Björkevik david at bjorkevik.se
Sat Oct 10 12:01:39 PDT 2009

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Colin Guthrie wrote:
> 'Twas brillig, and David Björkevik at 10/10/09 15:41 did gyre and gimble:
>> If I for example run mplayer on an audio file, the file is properly
>> played back on the other machine. However, during playback, the little
>> line with numbers that mplayer writes isn't updated at all.
>> If I play a film clip with mplayer, the audio track is played back on
>> the other machine, but the film remain frozen at the first frame.
>> Other applications display similar behaviour.
> Interesting. You're presumably using tunnels here so we can see if the
> problem is specific to module-tunnel-sink by testing a direct pulse
> connection bypassing the local PA server.
Actually, I'm not sure what I'm using, since I'm just clicking away
using the GUI tools :-)

> Just do:
> PULSE_SERVER= mplayer foo.avi
> (Set the IP and filename to taste obviously :D)
> If that works correctly then it would suggest the problem lies in the
> tunnel module itself.

Yes, this works as it should, i.e. no client hangs. Thanks! I can use
this as a workaround. It would be great if I could get it working for
the GUI tools too though.

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