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Re: how is pulseaudio supposed to work?



On Tue, 2007-12-18 at 21:51 +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:

> Because audio cabling is static and audio devices are at the same stage
> today as non-networked printers were two decade ago. There are systems
> connected to audio devices by virtue of being near the audio devices,
> and there is no 1:1 relashionship between the user sitting on the local
> system in the current dekstop session and the user making use of audio
> devices.
> 
> It's perfectly legitimate to have a desktop system sitting in the living
> room that simultaneously plays a DVD for one user on the TV/projector
> output, records analog video for another through PVR card, while a third
> is connected in dekstop session and checks his mails or does some quick
> browsing.

The problem that you're discussing centers more around poorly designed
video capture cards than audio capability.  The Hauppage PVR-150 and
PVR-350 cards (and probably others) don't require the use of the sound
card to record audio.

Dave



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