Monday, October 19th, 2009 at 9:21am

PulseAudio creator talks about the future of Linux audio

Posted by Jordan Erickson –

In this article, PulseAudio (the newly adopted Linux sound subsystem and main facilitator of over-the-network sound in LTSP) creator Lennart Poettering responds to critics of PulseAudio and talks about the future of Linux sound. There are some interesting insights into how PA works with other older sound servers, applications that are unaware of it and how to fix problems, and some cool references to how audio is maturing to take advantage of any possible situation (such as Bluetooth headsets, mobile devices, and routing audio between any number of possible devices, no matter what the source is).

From the article, in reference to the progress of PulseAudio: “We [also] automatically discover the properties and capabilities of sound cards much better, and there are now nice UIs for switching between configurations such as HDMI, SPDIF, Analog, Surround and so on — and all that right during runtime without even having to stop your music.”

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