[arch-general] PulseAudio in [testing]

fons at kokkinizita.net fons at kokkinizita.net
Mon Nov 29 01:15:24 CET 2010

On Sun, Nov 28, 2010 at 06:44:10PM -0500, Simon Gomizelj wrote:

> Pulseaudio has been buggy because in many cases they have been the very
> first people to ever make use of some of the more esoteric parts of alsa.
> Those parts also lacked proper documentation and many drivers didn't even
> bother with a proper implementation.

True. And what PA probably needs most and ALSA does not provide
is a way to provide *lots* of buffering (more than a second, in
cases where latency does not matter), while at the same time 
allowing an app to 'review' or 'rewind' this buffering in order
to ensure responsiveness to user commands (such as stop/play for
a player).



There are three of them, and Alleline.

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