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Re: pkgsrc/audio/pulseaudio stability improvement

On 18 June 2014 18:55, Greg Troxel <> wrote:
>> pkgsrc/audio/pulseaudio under NetBSD uses OSS backend (dev/sound).
>> But I have found using /dev/sound causes bad audio output.
>> Using /dev/audio improves quality of audio output.
> Is pulseaudio trying to use 8-bit mu-law encoding?  sound(4) says that
> /dev/sound and /dev/audio are the same except for /dev/audio sets the
> mode to mu-law on open.   So I wonder if this is just hiding a bug where
> pulseaudio fails to configure things.
> I don't object to this change, but don't feel I understand what's going
> on well enough and the consequences to others to nod.  It would be good
> to hear from others who use pulseaudio what they think.

According to the wiki:
I've configured it to use device="/dev/audio0"

Presumably audio and audio0 point to the same card. I've never had a
problem ever since.

Would this patch modify /usr/pkg/etc/pulse/ as well?


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