[PD] Pd + asterisk?

Russell Bryant russell at russellbryant.net
Tue Dec 4 05:39:48 CET 2007

Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
> I just had a thought about this, perhaps it would make more sense to
> make Asterisk use Jack (http://jackaudio.org/) as the interface for
> transferring audio to Pd.  It's a common standard, it runs on GNU/Linux,
> Mac OS X, is alpha on Windows.  It would allow Asterisk to interface
> with a wide range of audio apps that support Jack.  AFAIK, you can
> dynamically allocate and deallocate jack "channels".  There is already
> some support for managing the jack channels in Pd, and I don't think it
> would be too hard to support.
> So the idea would be that for each call that is sent to Pd, it would
> open up a jack channel and notify Pd about it.  The question there is
> whether Jack can support hundreds or thousands of channels.

Yeah, I really do like the Jack idea.  I think this is going to be the way to
go.  Now that I'm looking at it, I'm really quite surprised that nobody has
already written a Jack interface in Asterisk.  So, I guess this is where I'll start.

Thanks for the pointers.  :)

Russell Bryant

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