[pulseaudio-discuss] module-alsa-source latency is 1199291857647 ms

pl bossart bossart.nospam at gmail.com
Tue Jan 18 10:53:12 PST 2011

> My questions:
> 1)  The reported latency of 38 years must reflect a bug!(?)  Can this be
> fixed?

This one made my day. Something's obviously broken here. can you
provide the full log for us to figure out what went wrong? with only
some excerpts it's hard to root cause.

> A work-around for the moment is to bypass Pulse by running this command on
> Machine2
> arecord -f S16_LE -c 2 -r 44100 | /usr/bin/esdcat   # Lower latency transmit
> to Machine1
> Using Puleaudio adds 1.5 seconds in the path.

But it also handles clock adjustments between your local rate and
network rate. With your work-around you will have some underrun issues
at some point due to clock drifts.

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