[pulseaudio-discuss] pulseaudio over network

Henning Becker h.becker at oedenstockach.de
Sat Jun 9 09:23:01 PDT 2012

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:

Perhaps it solves your problems.


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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