[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 09:10:03 PST 2011

Colin Guthrie <gmane <at> colin.guthr.ie> writes: 
> Actually there is. it's a flag when opening the sync for recording, that
> only does PEAK detect rather than a full read.

Ahh.  Nice.

> This should be done in pavucontrol,

It seems it's not, at least the version that's on Ubuntu 10.10.  Or if it is, 
it's way heavy, at 2-3Mb/s for just peak readings.

> but IIRC it's not done in pavumeter
> (because it's really old).

Yeah, it was pavucontrol I was using, not pavumeter.

> I could probably add a command line switch that disables the vumeters
> easily enough.

A GUI widget would be more useful I think so that one could twiddle it without 
having to drop to a command line.

But even more useful still would be to just use the peak reading mode and/or 
the peak reading mode not consume 2-3Mb/s of bandwidth.


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