[pulseaudio-discuss] Windows binaries

Sean McNamara smcnam at gmail.com
Sat Feb 26 17:00:19 PST 2011


On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 8:28 AM, Maarten Bosmans <mkbosmans at gmail.com> wrote:
> As the patches that make it possible to build pulse on win32 should
> land in master any moment now, I thought it would be a good time to
> make the binaries available for download.

This is amazing work! I'm able to play audio from Ubuntu to Win32 over
a gigabit ethernet crossover cable (to spare the latency of the
router), using Ubuntu 11.04 on the Linux side. No dropouts. I remember
doing this a long time ago, but it wasn't nearly as reliable or
robust. I've tested several simultaneous streams, with no detectable
problems, with Synergy desktop sharing going over the same connection.

I set it up for module-native-tcp, with auth_anonymous, because anyone
connecting from an unauthorized source (i.e. outside of my network)
would hit my router's NAT and be ignored, so...

My suggestion for generating default configs would be to load
module-waveout and module-native-protocol-tcp. You may as well not
include "auth_anonymous=1" by default, but leave a line with an
explanation to enable it if you're behind a firewall and want to play
audio between computers on the LAN.

The only strange thing I hit is that starting PA caused Windows to
change my default Windows Audio playback device. I have quite a few
because I've got a USB webcam with a mic, a Virtual Audio Cable, a
Radeon card's HDMI, and onboard HD Audio. It selected the Virtual
Audio Cable as default for unknown reasons when I started PA for the
first time. (This is on Windows 7 x64).

Thank you so much! :))


> http://bosmans.ch/pulseaudio/pulseaudio-1.0dev-1090.4.zip
> This is just a repackaging of the files found at
> https://build.opensuse.org/project/monitor?package=&project=home%3Amkbosmans%3Amingw32%3Apulseaudio
> , for ease of use on Windows.
> You can start the daemon with
> bin\pulseaudio.exe -vvv -p
> \_ABS_PATH_TO_\pulseaudio-1.0dev-1090.4\lib\pulse-1.0\modules -nF
> etc\pulse\default.pa
> The paths need to be provided, because the compiled in defaults are
> meaningless on windows. This means there is still some work to do on
> the win32 front.
> As there were some inquiries about the binaries on irc a couple of
> days ago, its probably a good idea to also mention the new (unstable)
> build on the wiki. Is there also a possibility to host the zipfile on
> some 'official' pulsed server for download, or should I just host them
> myself, just like Cendia does for the old 0.9.6 binaries? I don't
> think you can upload files to the wiki.
> Maarten
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