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Re: how is pulseaudio supposed to work?



Le mardi 18 décembre 2007 à 22:02 +0100, Lennart Poettering a écrit :
> On Tue, 18.12.07 21:15, Nicolas Mailhot (nicolas mailhot laposte net) wrote:
> 
> > > But only one daemon instance can access the audio HW at a time. But
> > > since to awesome projects like HAL and CK PA will automatically be
> > > notified when the active VT/session is switched. And the PA daemon
> > > that becomes inactive closes the audio device and the one the becomes
> > > active opens it.
> > 
> > Then I guess any form of time shifting and delayed audio/video recording
> > is out? Have we progressed so much recording anything including audio
> > now involves post-its forbidding anyone from logging at the wrong hour
> > to avoid stealing audio from recording apps?
> 
> I really don't see what "time shifting" has to do with PA?

You have background processes eating analog audio and video and
producing recordings for some users. While another one may be logged in
GNOME or KDE doing something else.

In the bright new world you described as soon as the human logs in
device access is stolen from everything/one else. Of course I may have
misunderstood the explanation but it seemed to be there is one exclusive
user of audio devices at any time, the active desktop session (whatever
that is going to be, since people are working to make multi-head X a
reality)

-- 
Nicolas Mailhot

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