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Re: pkgsrc/audio/pulseaudio stability improvement

From: Greg Troxel <>, Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:55:48 

> Ryo ONODERA <> writes:
>> 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.

I have no idea about pulseaudio's implementation yet.
But "maintains the previous audio sample mode and record/playback mode"
may be bad in pulseaudio case.

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