[pulseaudio-discuss] pulseaudio over network

jeroen pulseaudio at hoc.xs4all.nl
Sat Jul 7 02:13:01 PDT 2012


I've got it working with Henning's guidelines. Unfortunately too much 
fiddling to write down clear instructions how to reproduce. If I find 
the time I will try to reproduce and put it on the openwrt wiki.

I'm really happy with the setup, still an occasional stutter though.


On 06/09/2012 06:23 PM, Henning Becker wrote:
> Hi Jeroen,
> I'm using exactly the same setup. 3 TL-WR1043ND with Pulseaudio and a USB
> soundcard, connected to each AP. I also struggled with stuttering, but
> currently it works almost flawlessly.
> I'm using Pulseaudio 2.0 on the openWRTs and Pulseaudio 1.1 on my notebook.
> Link to my modified Makefile for openWrt: http://pastebin.com/0aBBBxpS
> (openWRT currently has only support for pulseaudio 1.1)
> Furthermore I modified the patch, which openWRT is using for pulseaudio, but I
> don't know anymore, if it was finally needed. But you can try:
> http://pastebin.com/JybLZ4hT
> Perhaps it solves your problems.
> Regards,
> Henning
> Am Samstag, 9. Juni 2012, 16:34:18 schrieb Tanu Kaskinen:
>> On Sat, 2012-06-09 at 15:17 +0200, jeroen wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I've been building an openwrt router (TL-WR1043ND) to connect my laptop
>>> to my stereo. The router uses USB audio running pulseausio 1.1.
>>> When I play a song using "paplay -s debaser.wav" it plays
>>> fine without stuttering. Also "PULSE_SERVER= paplay
>>> debaser.wav" works.
>>> But if I set the default sink to use the pulseaudio on the router it
>>> stutters. What is the difference beteen the different methods? Seems it
>>> should be possible using the default sink with the right configuration
>>> but I can't seem to find how.
>> The difference is that in the cases that work, you connect paplay
>> directly to the remote pulseaudio server. In the stuttering case you
>> connect to the local pulseaudio, and use the tunnel sink. For some
>> reason tunnel sinks are more suspectible to stuttering than direct
>> connections - it has been that way for a while, but nobody has really
>> investigated what the reason is.
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