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PulseConf Schedule

David has now published a tentative schedule for the PulseAudio Mini-conference (I’m just going to call it PulseConf — so much easier on the tongue). For the lazy, these are some of the topics we’ll be covering: Vision and mission — where we are and where we want to be Improving our patch review process […]

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PulseConf!

For those of you who missed it, your friendly neighbourhood PulseAudio hackers are converging on Copenhagen in a month to discuss, plan and hack on the future of PulseAudio. We’re doing this for the first time, so I’m super-excited! David has posted details so if this is of interest to you, you should definitely join […]

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PulseAudio 2.0: Twice The Goodness!

That’s right, it’s finally out! Thanks go out to all our contributors for the great work (there’s too many — see the shortlog!). The highlights of the release follow. Head over to the announcement or release notes for more details. Dynamic sample rate switching by Pierre-Louis Bossart: This makes PulseAudio even more power efficient. Jack […]

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Androidifying your autotools build the easy way

Derek Foreman has finally written up a nice blog post about his Androgenizer tool, which we’ve used for porting PulseAudio, GStreamer, Wayland, Telepathy and most of their dependencies to Android. If you’ve got an autotools-based project that you’d like to build on Android, whether on the NDK or system-wide this is really useful.

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PulseAudio on Android: Part 2

Some of you might’ve noticed that there has been a bunch of work happening here at Collabora on making cool open source technologies such as GStreamer, Telepathy, Wayland and of course, PulseAudio available on Android. Since my last blog post on this subject, I got some time to start looking at replacing AudioFlinger (recap: that’s […]

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PulseAudio in Google Summer of Code 2012

If you’re a student participating in this year’s edition of Google Summer of Code and want to get your hands dirty with some fun low-level hacking, here’s a quick reminder that PulseAudio is a participating organisation for the first time, and we have some nice ideas for you to hack on. The deadline for applications […]

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Picking your battles

Most of you have no doubt already seen that Mozilla will be changing their position on H.264 support for HTML5 video in future releases. This is an extremely important decision that I’ve been hoping to see for a while now, and I am really glad this is being done. There is no doubt that we […]

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Gentoo: PulseAudio + ALSA update

For a long time now, fellow-Gentoo’ers have had to edit /etc/asound.conf or ~/.asoundrc to make programs that talk directly to ALSA go through PulseAudio. Most other distributions ship configuration that automatically probes to see if PulseAudio is running and use that if avaialble, else fall back to the actual hardware. We did that too, but […]

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PulseAudio vs. AudioFlinger: Fight!

I’ve been meaning to try this for a while, and we’ve heard a number of requests from the community as well. Recently, I got some time here at Collabora to give it a go — that is, to get PulseAudio running on an Android device and see how it compares with Android’s AudioFlinger. The Contenders […]

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Talk video from GstConf 2011

For those of you who were interested but couldn’t make it to the GStreamer Conference this year, the cool folks at Ubicast have got the talk videos up (can be streamed or downloaded). Among these is my talk about recent developments in the PulseAudio world.

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