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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Longish day, but I did want to post something fun before going to sleep — I just pushed out patches to hook up the WebRTC folks’ analog gain control to PulseAudio. So your mic will automatically adjust the input level based on how loud you’re speaking. It’s quite quick to adapt if you’re too loud, [...]
I’ve just pushed a bunch of patches by Pierre-Louis Bossart that can have a pretty decent CPU/power impact. These introduce the concept of an “alternate sample rate”. Currently, PulseAudio runs all your devices at a default sample rate, which is set to 44.1 kHz on most systems (this can be configured). All streams running at [...]
As Colin Guthrie reports, PulseAudio 1.0 is now out the door! There’s a lot of new things in the release, and we should be getting a much more regular release schedule going. Head over to the full release notes for more details. A lot of people have contributed to this release and thanks to them [...]
I’m going to be at the Linux Plumbers’ Conference next week, speaking about the things we’ve been doing to make passthrough audio on Linux kick ass. If you’re around and interested, do drop by!
I have a secret to confess. I’ve spent a great deal of time over the last few months talking to myself. I can’t say I haven’t enjoyed it — it turns out my capacity to entertain myself is far greater than initially suspected. But I hear you ask … why? Here at Collabora, I’ve been [...]
My exploits at Collabora Multimedia currently involve a brief detour into hacking on Rygel, specifically improving the DLNA profile name guessing. We wanted to use Edward‘s work on GstDiscoverer work, and Rygel is written in Vala, so the first thing to do was write Vala bindings for GstDiscoverer. This turned out to be somewhat easier [...]