[pulseaudio-discuss] [RFC] Passthrough support

pl bossart bossart.nospam at gmail.com
Tue Feb 15 10:11:20 PST 2011

>> 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).

Actually Gstreamer would need to add a set of IEC61937 formats as
well. The current IEC968 format exposed in gstreamer can mean either
PCM or compressed but doesn't differentiate between, say, AC3 and DTS.

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