[pulseaudio-discuss] Suggestion - programmable dead time when starting

Tanu Kaskinen tanuk at iki.fi
Thu Mar 15 20:12:09 PDT 2012

On Tue, 2012-01-17 at 12:49 -0600, david.hagood at gmail.com wrote:
> I'd like to make a suggestion for Pulseaudio - programmable dead time
> before uncorking a source when the output is SPDIF or HDMI.
> Justification: I have my computer tied to a 5.1 receiver via SPDIF. When I
> start playing music in applications such as Audacious, the first half
> second of audio is lost as the stereo has to detect the data stream
> starting, work out the encoding, and then start decoding. If I could tell
> Pulse to insert some "dead air" to allow things to sync up first, then
> start playing, this would be eliminated.

Sounds sensible to me. I filed a bug:


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