[pulseaudio-discuss] Make discoverable PA network sound devices available locally results in huge network traffic
Brian J. Murrell
brian at interlinx.bc.ca
Fri Jan 21 05:34:59 PST 2011
Maarten Bosmans <mkbosmans <at> gmail.com> writes:
> It looks like you have pavucontrol open on the laptop
Yes, I do.
Heh. You are right.
> As it
> connects to all the sources to display a vumeter, an audio stream from
> the desktop to the laptop is necessary.
Ahhh. Of course.
This is an interesting use case. It seems that it would be useful to have a
"sound level" RPC in the PA protocol for things just like a vumeter. Surely
it's much more efficient for the sending side to send "sound level" measure-
ments than to send the actual audio stream for the receiving side to simply
> It looks like also all the sinks and sources from a third computer
> "jenny" are forwarded to the laptop, further contributing to the
Heh. Yup. It's an audio free-for-all here. :-)
> Do you still see excessive bandwidth usage with pavucontrol (and
> possibly other programs) closed?
No, I don't. Things are wonderful now. :-) I would like to be able to keep
pavucontrol open though, obviously without the vumeter penalty, hence my
Many many thanx for your persistence in this Maarten. I really do appreciate
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