Jack in Ubuntu Studio

Samuel Mehrbrodt s.mehrbrodt at googlemail.com
Thu Feb 4 10:13:18 GMT 2010

Thanks for your quick response.
So will lucid have PulseAudio with Jack support?

2010/2/4 Eric Hedekar <afterthebeep at gmail.com>:
> On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 1:55 AM, Samuel Mehrbrodt
> <s.mehrbrodt at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> Hi there!
>> We are using Ubuntu in church for recordings and sometimes to display
>> a video or just play some audio.
>> Everything works great, when you do not have Jack started. When jack
>> is started all applications which do not support jack can not play any
>> sound. This is e.g. Rhythmbox and Totem.
>> I've seen some tutorials where you could preconfigure PulseAudio to
>> use jack by default. But this was quite difficult and required many
>> steps to do it and I didn't want to do it because I wasn't sure if
>> anything would work after it.
>> So here's my question: Ubuntu Studio is designed for professionals,
>> can't you configure it to use Jack by default? Jack could be started
>> when booting and PulseAudio would play everything over Jack.
>> If this isn't possible, could you just provide an easy way to do this?
>> Greetings,
>> Samuel
> The problem is a bureaucratic one at this stage, because Jack is in the
> Universe repositories of Ubuntu, applications in the Main repositories
> (Pulse Audio for example) can't be built against it so Pulse Audio isn't
> compiled with Jack support in the repositories.  The Ubuntu Studio team is
> actively working to get Jack into Main right now as a fix for this, but it's
> not there yet (we're on our way though).
> For now, I have seen some posts on ubuntuforums.org regarding PPA
> repositories that include Pulse Audio built with jack support.
> Hope that helps.
> -Eric Hedekar
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