[PD] [PD-dev] audio apis
jancsika at yahoo.com
Thu May 23 17:45:41 CEST 2013
On 05/23/2013 10:15 AM, Charles Z Henry wrote:
> On Thu, May 23, 2013 at 8:21 AM, Roman Haefeli <reduzent at gmail.com
> <mailto:reduzent at gmail.com>> wrote:
> On Die, 2013-05-21 at 12:47 +0200, Patrice Colet wrote:
> > > 7) Does anyone using GNU/Linux system want to use pulse-audio with
> > > Pd? The main reason would be easy software mixing-- for example,
> > > you could watch a tutorial on youtube and get sound out of a
> > > instance of Pd without doing any configuration whatsoever. (At
> > > least that's what Pulse Audio claims-- I haven't used it so much.)
> > >
> > It's hard to stay polite about this, for me it has never worked
> > correctly,
> > the best way to have sound always going out from audiocard on
> > linux/ubuntu is about removing pulse-audio,
> > since ever, everytime.
> It's hard not to get political about this, but for me pulseaudio has
> always worked as expected and it basically freed me of hassling around
> with Linux audio issues. The only hassle about it are softwares
> like Pd
> that prevent it from working silently by not supporting it.
> Most of the PA haters were born from using Fedora or Ubuntu between
> 2008 and 2011 (not exact dates). Fedora and Ubuntu, as early adopters
> of about every software package in development, routinely break some
> kind of important system. If you were using a sane distro during that
> time, you probably barely noticed. I did just enough PA hatin' to
> remember why.
> I thought PA had an alsa plugin, so you wouldn't have to go through
Well, if I choose the ALSA API from within Pure Data, it works with
PulseAudio but it won't share the soundcard with other programs.
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