[pulseaudio-discuss] GSoC ideas

Alexander Couzens lynxis at base45.de
Fri Apr 26 19:24:52 PDT 2013

On Fri, 26 Apr 2013 22:05:03 +0200
Thomas Martitz <kugel at rockbox.org> wrote:

> How could you possibly be unhappy about "improving RTP support"? Right 
> now it's basically unusable (for me, anyway) due to this problem/bug: 
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=44777
Is has nothing to do with the flood of packages by pulse. This problem is located on your routers/APs because most routers does not support IGMP_snooping and/or changing multicastrates or basicrates (wifi settings).

This is a bug within your router setup (or a feature however you name it). If you raise multicast or basicrate(on most systems raising basicrate will also raise multicast) and/or enable igmp_snooping @ router it will works perfect. But this will not work on most routers and APs, because they neither support igmp snooping nor configurable basicrates or mcastrates. But raising basicrate affects your range of your network, because multicast and broadcast packages are handled on the same way. Raising this rate will force all client to be in the range, where they can receive packets with that rate.
That is the trade off changing these rates. I'm using 12mbit/s for nearby all setup.

Alexander Couzens

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