pulseaudio problems

Hartmut Noack zettberlin at linuxuse.de
Tue Dec 16 09:51:12 GMT 2008

Ufuk schrieb:

> Also I need to know if pulseaudio provides better sound quality with the apps. 
> and Jack.

There is no difference. Soundservers have no influence on the sound 
quality - they just transport, what apps have to offer and send it to a 
soundcard, that has all the influence on quality.

It is thinkable though, that a soundserver can be configured to 
manipulate soundstreams with FX like EQ or Normalizers in the signal 
path. Such a configuration would be a severe misconfiguration, I'd say...
Pulseaudio can be configured that way but I strongly hope, it is not and 
will not be ...

> If it doesn't, I will return to alsa and remove all pulseaudio 
> packages.

ALSA is allways present - it is the very sounddriver, pulseaudio, 
xinelib/phonon and even jack himself are only overlays that use ALSA.

Nevertheless: if you are into music and pulseaudio interferes with jackd 
in any way, remove pulseaudio: it has nothing to offer for musicians and 
little for desktop audio. With a xinelib that is jack-aware you can 
start jackd as you start your Desktop and close it, as you go to bed...

It was promised, that pulseaudio should be jack-aware also - is that so? 
I had some trouble with that so I dropped pulse on Intrepid (works 
perfectly well for me...)

best regs


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