Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Apr 2008 17:14 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Multimedia, AV Lennart Poettering from Red Hat who develops and maintains PulseAudio has written a detailed explanation about the underlying technical improvements in the upcoming version of PulseAudio. "A while ago I started development of special branch of PulseAudio which is called glitch-free. In a few days I will merge it back to PulseAudio trunk, and eventually release it as 0.9.11. I think it's time to explain a little what all this 'glitch-freeness' is about, what made it so tricky to implement, and why this is totally awesome technology."
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I do not like Pulse
by protomank on Wed 9th Apr 2008 18:15 UTC
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It came with my upgrade to Hardy, and it was just too bad.
Opening KDE4, Firefox and Skype at same time just did not worked, and cpu usage was getting high. It just seems like another implementation of a layer, much like arts for KDE3 was.
Just removed it and I'm happy with alsa-only again ;)

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RE: I do not like Pulse
by panzi on Wed 9th Apr 2008 21:04 in reply to "I do not like Pulse"
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I had a similar experience with Fedora 8. PulseAudio caused lags: hitting play/pause/stop in Amarok had a delay and audio/video in VLC had a offset. And when I switch to another login (no matter if X11 or text only) the sound of the currently playing music stopped. When I switched back I heard a crippled bit of the song at the position where I switched the first time and then the current position was played. IMHO this is all crap that no one needs. After removing PulseAudio all behaved like it should.

Well, but flash keeps crashing sometimes. But at last it doesn't crash Firefox. Only the Flashplayer gets gray.

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