[mythtv-users] .24 Audio results: mixed

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Sat Jun 19 22:00:32 UTC 2010

On Sat, Jun 19, 2010 at 01:39:42PM -0700, Douglas Peale wrote:
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> On 06/19/2010 12:50 PM, Mike Perkins wrote:
> > Douglas Peale wrote:
> >>
> >> I assume that the guys at Ubuntu had a reason for adding Pulse Audio
> >> to the
> >> system. It is certainly not the sound server as I doubt many people
> >> want to
> >> distribute the sound output from one computer to another. I don't know
> >> why
> >> Pulse Audio was added, so I don't know what I will be losing if I
> >> remove it.
> >>
> > Pulse audio makes perfect sense when you run Linux Terminal Server. All
> > apps are running on the server, including audio. Pulse is required to
> > get the sound from the server to the actual output device on the thin
> > client.
> > 
> But does it serve any useful purpose for a single user desktop computer? If not, I'm more willing to remove it.

    Pulse allows for finer grained volume control. You can crank down the
volume or just one app or mute it entirely. This is pretty handy for 

    Although I usually just think of it as a nuissance and a source for churn.


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