[pulseaudio-discuss] question FIFO

Arun Raghavan arun.raghavan at collabora.co.uk
Wed Mar 14 21:54:03 PDT 2012

On Wed, 2012-03-14 at 21:48 -0700, Laxmikant Rashinkar wrote:
> Hi,
> On an Ubuntu 11.10 system (using Gnome), I've copied the default.pa file to my home dir
> and the only change I've made to it is uncommented the line
> load-module module-pipe-sink
> I then logged in remotely using a GUI (xrdp) and I verified that
> 1) a 2nd PA server has been auto started
> 2) fifo_output and fifo_output.monitor have been created
> 3) in sound preferences, fifo_output is the default audio out device
> When I try to play an audio file using Totem Movie Player, it just waits,
> presumably for someone to read from the FIFO? If this is the case, this is
> exactly what I want.
> My question is how do I read from the FIFO?
> pacat -d fifo_output does not work
> parec -d fifo_output.monitor does not work
> I must be doing something wrong, but what?

Works for me here with a paplay --raw fifo_output

However, looking at your previous post, could you explain what you're
trying to achieve with this setup?

-- Arun

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