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    Default PulseAudio 2.0 Is Set To Be Released Very Soon

    Phoronix: PulseAudio 2.0 Is Set To Be Released Very Soon

    While many Linux desktop enthusiasts still have nightmares concerning the early days of PulseAudio, the developers behind this common open-source audio server are planning to do a major 2.0 release before month's end...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA3MTU

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    They've taken a leaf from the chrome method of numbering

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    Fantastic! I haven't checked on PA for awhile so it was great to see their 2.0 roadmap.
    Apparently PA now detects JACK properly.
    One of the more interesting blockers left is "need more Orc". Don't we all Srsly, that is a library I would like to see being used more pervasively.

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    Default Thank god for choice!!

    At least there are distro's out there like Gentoo where you can remove this parasite piece of software from the compile time options. Either that or LFS or any other source based distro.

    I know this piece of software helps a lot of people but anyone with a decent sound card with hardware mixing knows of all the problems pulseaudio produces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MNKyDeth View Post
    At least there are distro's out there like Gentoo where you can remove this parasite piece of software from the compile time options. Either that or LFS or any other source based distro.

    I know this piece of software helps a lot of people but anyone with a decent sound card with hardware mixing knows of all the problems pulseaudio produces.
    Most of the headaches I have with audio (especially HDMI audio) on Gentoo comes from apps not supporting Pulseaudio ie wine

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireBurn View Post
    Most of the headaches I have with audio (especially HDMI audio) on Gentoo comes from apps not supporting Pulseaudio ie wine
    +1 ... I don't usually use alsa directly, only through PulseAudio or, if I have some special needs, then JACK it is, but never alsa.

    Regards.

    P.S → Most of the distros allows to get rid of PA? just take out the package and remove the alsa redirect (usually done automatically) and you're done . at least, that was my experience ... in any case we need an abstraction layer to allow portability, PA or JACK that is or something that supports both ... if you don't have any special needs, PA is pretty decent IMHO
    Last edited by vertexSymphony; 03-15-2012 at 11:16 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireBurn View Post
    Most of the headaches I have with audio (especially HDMI audio) on Gentoo comes from apps not supporting Pulseaudio ie wine
    Wine works fine for me starting with 1.3.31 (1.3.30 introduced "DirectSound reimplemented on top of MMDevAPI." and 1.3.31 some seem-to-be-important fixes). Maybe you should try some recent Wine release?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MNKyDeth View Post
    At least there are distro's out there like Gentoo where you can remove this parasite piece of software from the compile time options. Either that or LFS or any other source based distro.
    Are you fairdinkum. Pulse Audio has been the best thing that's happened for Linux. Linux movement just needs to get down pat the GFX core and it's all rockets to the moon.

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    I'm particularly looking forward to alternate sample rates. Up till now, I have compromised by using 88.2KHz. It's close enough to 96KHz but also exactly double 44.1KHz so resampling CD audio doesn't require as much CPU power as 96KHz would. It did produce crackles in non-CD audio in earlier versions but that seems to be fixed now. Still, this new feature seems like a better approach so I'd like to give it a try.

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