[LAU] PulseAudio and Alsa
b0ef at esben-stien.name
Sun Aug 31 15:32:10 EDT 2008
Jeremy Henty <onepoint at starurchin.org> writes:
> it looks to me as though PulseAudio is essentially a replacement for
Wrong; it complements jack very well. There was some talk about
merging jack into pulseaudio, though.
> it looks as though it can also sit on top of JACK:
Yes, that's the normal use case if you're a pro audio user and want
normal audio apps to work.
> I'd like to know what PulseAudio offers that jack doesn't. Is it the
Jack is low level, ie only single mono channels; it deals with
synchronization and interconnection among applications. Pulse is
higher level; it deals with streams, like 5.1 audio and is only
intended to communicate with the server, ie no interconnection. Both
They complement each other perfectly;).
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