[pulseaudio-discuss] Make discoverable PA network sound devices available locally results in huge network traffic
gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Fri Jan 21 09:01:12 PST 2011
'Twas brillig, and Brian J. Murrell at 21/01/11 13:34 did gyre and gimble:
> 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
Actually there is. it's a flag when opening the sync for recording, that
only does PEAK detect rather than a full read.
This should be done in pavucontrol, but IIRC it's not done in pavumeter
(because it's really old).
>> 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
> suggestion above.
I could probably add a command line switch that disables the vumeters
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