On Mon, 2007-12-17 at 15:21 -0900, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
Is multimedia streaming server/client the predominate outstanding
X-less real-world usage case that needs to be considered for pulse
integration ? What's the software stack(s) we are talking about?
Mythtv? mpd? elisa? Are there a configuration of a headless streamer
that can be played with inside fedora project controlled repository?
Or do they all use bits that live in 3rd party repos?
I think if we gave the people who grok pulse at least one specific
software configuration for them to spend a little time playing with,
then we might be able to get a clearer picture on how to move forward
in X-less multimedia server situations. I think people are sort of
talking past each other, it would help if we all had a target
configuration to duplicate and use as a reference.
FWIW, I run a headless home music server named musicbox that uses PA and
runs mpd. When my wife or I want to watch a movie, we just redirect the
sound output from our respective laptops to musicbox. Mpd has a PA
plugin, so it was quite easy to configure.
The only problem I ran into was in trying to get PA to run as a
system-wide daemon. I had to track down why it couldn't
open /dev/snd/*, and finally worked out that it was a permissions
problem, easily fixed using ConsoleKit.
All that to say that except for the permissions problems, it just