[pulseaudio-discuss] PA 8.0 -- what happened to soxr- resamplers

Andrey Semashev andrey.semashev at gmail.com
Wed May 11 08:11:04 UTC 2016

On Wednesday, 11 May 2016 11:02:41 MSK Luke Yelavich wrote:
> On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 02:36:57PM AEST, Arun Raghavan wrote:
> > On Wed, 11 May 2016, at 09:52 AM, Matt Feifarek wrote:
> > > I updated my Ubuntu box to 16.04, where I was running PA7, and now with
> > > PA8, I get:
> > > 
> > > W: [pulseaudio] resampler.c: Support for resampler 'soxr-vhq' not
> > > compiled
> > > in, reverting to 'auto'.
> > 
> > I'd look at the Ubuntu packaging about this. Upstream hasn't changed as
> > such in this regard.
> We would have to get libsoxr into Ubuntu's main repository, which requires
> commitment from Canonical to keep the package up to date, keep an eye on
> bugs, etc. Given that pulse has to be built against libsoxr and must be
> available at runtime, and given we already use speex and are happy with the
> default of speex-float-1, the extra effort of supporting another resampler
> when its not our default is probably not worth it.

Some people are interested in quality and performance and soxr resamplers perform 
better in this regard. I had to build custom packages of PA when I found out that 
support for soxr has not been compiled in in the official packages.

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