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PulseAudio Sink in Gotham
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In the past XBMC had immense problems with users not getting Audio, because they had a full blown Ubuntu Desktop environment with PulseAudio installed.
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PulseAudio blocked the specific device required, and Audio Playback only worked reliably when using the virtual pulse device. Our workaround for those users was to uninstall pulseaudio. This of course broke complete Desktop Audio for these users.
  
In the past XBMC had immense problems with users not getting Audio, because they had a full blown Ubuntu Desktop environment together with PulseAudio installed. PulseAudio blocked the specific device and Audio Playback only worked reliably when using the virtual pulse device. Our workaround for those users was to uninstall pulseaudio. This broke complete Desktop Audio for these users. We wanted this situation to change with XBMC Gotham releases.
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::;We wanted this situation to change with XBMC Gotham releases.
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'''Changes in Gotham:'''
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Users that run a normal Ubuntu Desktop and just use xbmc for normal video / audio playback while also wanting Audio in parallel in their browser or pause xbmc, run a game or rhythmbox / skype or whatever, they can now use our new  '''PulseAudio Sink''' when using nightly and newer XBMC Gotham builds..
  
 
=='''Introduction'''==
 
=='''Introduction'''==

Revision as of 07:37, 20 January 2014

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1 Outline

In the past XBMC had immense problems with users not getting Audio, because they had a full blown Ubuntu Desktop environment with PulseAudio installed. PulseAudio blocked the specific device required, and Audio Playback only worked reliably when using the virtual pulse device. Our workaround for those users was to uninstall pulseaudio. This of course broke complete Desktop Audio for these users.

We wanted this situation to change with XBMC Gotham releases.

Changes in Gotham: Users that run a normal Ubuntu Desktop and just use xbmc for normal video / audio playback while also wanting Audio in parallel in their browser or pause xbmc, run a game or rhythmbox / skype or whatever, they can now use our new PulseAudio Sink when using nightly and newer XBMC Gotham builds..

2 Introduction

This Sink automatically detects if PulseAudio is running and so assumes that the User, which installed PA and uses PA, also wants to use it. This PulseAudio Sink is also able to do AC3, DTS and EAC3 passthrough. Alternatively it can be configured to be a 7.1 or 5.1 output device. This is an exclusive OR. PulseAudio only provides AC3, DTS, EAC3 when it is configured to run with 2 channels (which is the default on every Desktop).

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