[pulseaudio-discuss] Ticket #8314: Seeking with pulseaudio enabled results in 100% volume

Colin Guthrie gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Wed May 19 08:42:20 PDT 2010

'Twas brillig, and Jeremy Nickurak at 19/05/10 16:13 did gyre and gimble:
> Here's a case of an upstream dev absolutely not supporting pulseaudio in
> any way shape or form. Their code specifically disables pulseaudio any
> time they see it. The devs think there's no reason for pulseaudio to
> exist, and that it causes unresolvable problems for their goals
> (specifically regarding sync).
> Is pulseaudio capable of meeting this application's needs? Is there
> something on a social/documentation level that's lacking? Are the devs
> just being unreasonable?

Daniel doesn't deal that much with the audio code so I'm surprised he's 
commenting on that bug. There is a new branch of mythtv that will be 
merged back in to trunk soon with better PulseAudio support.

I'm actually surprised that jyavenard reassinged it to Daniel TBH... :s

FWIW, although I love the MythTV project, it's has a very hard lined 
developer community that really doesn't catter to the user community 
directly - it's the developers that matter and if that fits in with the 
users then cool, but if it doesn't then the user who wants that 
feature/improvement/bugfix then they had better get their hands dirty 
and code a patch!

That's maybe not everyone's cup of tea but it works for them and that's 

> The only thing that I see is clear here is that the users of distros
> that go to pulseaudio are left out in the cold.

In Mandriva I specifically revert the automatic suspending of PulseAudio 
in our MythTV packages. It has always worked fine for me via the alsa 
plugin and now the 0.23 version of MythTV support proper pulseaudio 
output on it's own (although I actually find the alsa output to suffer 
from less sync issues ironically, but YMMV).



Colin Guthrie

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