[vlc-devel] [PATCH] decrease alsa buffer size

Benjamin Drung bdrung at ubuntu.com
Fri Aug 13 17:48:04 CEST 2010

Am Freitag, den 13.08.2010, 18:34 +0300 schrieb Rémi Denis-Courmont:
> Le vendredi 13 août 2010 18:08:06 Benjamin Drung, vous avez écrit :
> > >> Debian/Ubuntu decreases the ALSA buffer size. That improves the
> > >> behaviour of the alsa output module on pulseaudio system.  You might
> > >> want to do the same.
> > > 
> > > What's the point considering the native PulseAudio output has a higher
> > > priority than the ALSA one?
> > 
> > The user may not have the PulseAudio output plugin installed
> Did I misunderstood that Ubuntu always installs PulseAudio? How come then that 
> the plugin is optional?

PulseAudio is installed by default on Ubuntu, but you can uninstall it.
vlc recommends vlc-plugin-pulse -> vlc-plugin-pulse will be installed by
default if you install vlc, but you can remove it.

> > or may have changed the configuration.
> There are hundreds of ways to destroy audio or video rendering with stupid 
> settings.
> Anyway, I am not for or against this patch. ALSAlib is so badly documented 
> that I gave up trying to make any sense of it.

Are there any reasons for not applying this patch except that the user
can workaround this bug by using the pulseaudio output?

Benjamin Drung
Ubuntu Developer (www.ubuntu.com) | Debian Maintainer (www.debian.org)
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