And the sad thing is, he's right. I now wait for the aforementioned groupies to dismiss me too.
notzed that is. Editing still broken in this forum.
As for this consolidation and arguable enhancement of syslog into systemd, why would I mind as long as I have the ability to choose to use it or not, which I have (syslog won't magically disappear). Just like the existance of systemd doesn't prevent me from using init, etc.
systemd is only "foisted" on you if you don't now how to disable it and pull in upstart or sysvinit, I don't know why you want a system that boots half as fast and where init loses track of its children a lot.
Or you could just use distributions that avoid both of them, there are many.
Seek delay of roughly 2 seconds.
It is basically unusable, and I ditched it a while back. Considering it's the only thing left that gives me a lot of grief, I'm thinking it's a VLC problem. There was a time, 2, 3, 4 years back where you could blame Pulseaudio or your ALSA driver more than often, but that is past and now it is seems more likely to me that VLC is misbehaving somewhere along the way. No, I don't care enough about it to try to find out, I toggled all the options in VLC that seemed like they might do something and none of them did. I found I have to set Pulseaudio to operate in "Windows XP/FreeBSD"-like, Linux circa 2007, interrupt mode to get the damned thing to work and it's just not worth that to me. There's plenty of other media engines that work a lot better.
We're just talking technical problems with VLC here, the whole "promoting nonfree and encumbered codecs without giving a damn because it only really affects Americans" is another thing entirely, but I should mention it as another reason why I don't use VLC. (There's a difference between supporting something that is restricted by law, and tap dancing around and telling your users they should use it instead of something free and open source and unencumbered. Their x264 patent violation issue is something I can easily point to where they tell you to use it and spread FUD and nonsense about Theora and VP8).
http://www.remlab.net/op/vlc-1.2-linux.shtmlThe PulseAudio output plug-in was more-or-less rewritten from scratch, as it suffered from a fatal by-design bug. It now has proper time synchronization (backported in VLC 1.1.12).
On the features side, volume management is integrated with PulseAudio, audio device selection was added. With PulseAudio version 1.0, VLC will now negotiate as was S/PDIF digital passthrough automatically (backported in VLC 1.1.12 too).
Native support for PulseAudio input (i.e. source output) is now integrated. The list of available sources is also included in the audio capture panel of the playlist where available.
Besides recording from audio input devices, the native PulseAudio input can also record "monitors". In other words, you can now record the sound that is generated by running applications (without analog whole).
Last edited by Teho; 11-21-2011 at 03:44 PM.
So now I have to ask a question about pulseaudio after reading this thread.
I saw all of the horror stories about pulseaudio years back, and with a little googling learned to use dmix. I've been pretty happy since then. But I do tend to be concerned about power, if only from an efficiency/waste point of view, and from this thread it looks like I'd be better off moving to pulseaudio. True?
Side note... I have systemd set up on 2 systems, but other than a little experimentation, haven't been using it. I run Gentoo, and while they have some support for systemd, it's not system-wide. I've done a little shopping here and there, getting bits and pieces outside of portage, but I haven't managed to make a smoothly running system. I'll admit I haven't spent a lot of time on it, but with limited time I put it into things I can get results in that limited time. Maybe later, maybe when portage gets a "systemd" USE flag.
As for the logger, I'm fearful of anything that can't be fixed with a text-mode editor on a rescue disk.