A small version of PulseAudio, to fight the bloat.
pulseaudionano-0.3.tar.gz.sig (GPG signature, see this for usage)
- fix bugs that crashed the server (download git tarball below and do
git log -p -2 ecf76239fe94d8ff06d72f054aba4375522d29ba
pulseaudionano-0.2.tar.gz.sig (GPG signature, see this for usage)
- mute/unmute with left click!
pulseaudionano-0.1.tar.gz.sig (GPG signature, see this for usage)
The README found in the source:
pulseaudionano (without capital, let's be serious) This is a minimalist PulseAudio (they use capital letters, because they are great!) server. I don't use PxAx (my fingers start to bleed if I write this thing more than once in a month). At work, Xbxntx (same, but the counter starts at 0) and/or fire-shit-fox want to force the use of PxAx to input and output audio. Some rumors say fire-shit-fox is the guilty one. Peop-assho-le writing this piece of bloat don't like ALSA anymore. It's too, I don't know, something unlikable. They will only support PxAx, live with that, us-asshole-er. So I said to my inner void (I have the best reverb in there): "hey! let's hack a quick and dirty replacement for that piece of bloat-shit that is PxAx!" Here it is. What works (more or less): - firefox (with and without flash) - skypeforlinux (not tested much) - ffplay What does not work: - vlc (but you can force ALSA output for this one) (vlc uses a too new API that I will absolutely never implement. I didn't test it with xbxntx but Debian testing on another computer. Maybe my conclusions about vlc are not valid for xbxntx.) To be honest, the only things I wanted to work were firefox and skype. The rest I don't care. I write this 2017-12-04. This is xbxntx 17.10. Maybe when you read this, things don't work anymore. You may want to contact me so I fix the shit. As long as I need I will maintain it, that's for sure. To use this thing, you need to copy client.conf into the directory ~/.pulse/ (first create the directory '.pulse' into your HOME directory and then put 'client.conf' into this directory) (if you fail doing this, do not contact me, go to any shop and buy an os-x/microsoft/whatever shit and live with it, you are beyond repair and linux is not for you). Then compile: make Then run the server: ./server Then run the clients: firefox, skype, whatever. You can also run: ./dumb_volume_client That gives you the equivalent of pavucontrol, text based. It displays the numbers of clients (streams), and then for each of them two values: - it's identiy, - the volume (in dB). You can change the volume of a stream by typing it's identity, the new volume, then
. Negative values for the volume are to decrease it. Positive values to increase. xvolume is a graphical version of dumb_volume_client. Usage: - scroll up/down (or key up/down) over a slider to increase/decrease volume - 'm' (or left click) over a slider to mute/unmute - scroll (or key up/down) in the scrollbar to scroll the view left/right - escape to quit The audio and video synchronization does not work well in some cases with my setup. I don't know why and I don't care much. It may even not work at all with different setups from mine. I don't care. It's a hack. Live with that. This thing is not efficient at all. Volume computation is very expensive. Audio data is sent through sockets (no shared memory). Maybe the best thing would be to push hard on the vend-asshole-ors so that they support ALSA properly. I don't care. http://sed.free.fr/pulseaudionano mailto:email@example.com
git archive [2018-03-03]:
git.tar.gz.sig (GPG signature, see this for usage)
To use the git archive:
mkdir pulseaudionano cd pulseaudionano tar xf ../git.tar.gz git reset --hard
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:57:40 +0100
Last update: Sat, 03 Mar 2018 11:42:34 +0100