[pulseaudio-discuss] [RFC] Passthrough support

Arun Raghavan arun.raghavan at collabora.co.uk
Tue Feb 15 09:01:50 PST 2011

On Tue, 2011-02-15 at 17:47 +0100, Xavier Bestel wrote:
> Hi,
> On Tue, 2011-02-15 at 22:02 +0530, Arun Raghavan wrote:
> > Hey folks,
> > I've put up a draft proposed API changes to get passthrough support to
> > the point where things Just Work™ for at least the common cases, based
> > on previous discussion on-/off-list:
> > 
> > http://pulseaudio.org/wiki/PassthroughSupport
> > 
> > Please review/comment. Once we have some consensus, I'll send in patches
> > to actually get this done.
> How about reusing gstreamer formats, so that adding a new format to PA
> makes it appear automagically in apps using GST (no need to recompile
> GST) ?

Tempting as it is ;), we want to keep PA framework-agnostic. Also, in
most cases, you will likely need to update pulsesink on the GStreamer
side anyway to do some sort of payloading (IEC 61937 in the formats
we're talking about now).


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