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Re: how is pulseaudio supposed to work?



On Wed, Dec 19, 2007 at 10:51:48AM -0600, David G. Mackay wrote:
> 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.

Good point.

HD cards can also capture audio/video without the use of a sound card.
--
Michael


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