pulseaudio causing crashing of applications

Andrew Farris lordmorgul at gmail.com
Wed Feb 13 21:26:27 UTC 2008

Lennart Poettering wrote:
> On Wed, 13.02.08 19:51, Kevin Kofler (kevin.kofler at chello.at) wrote:
>> Lennart Poettering <mzerqung <at> 0pointer.de> writes:
>>> It's a bit difficult to continue streaming audio based on the sound
>>> cards clock if you don't have access to the sound card anymore.
>> Wouldn't using an operating system timer or some other low-precision timing be 
>> good enough in this case? You can't hear the messy result anyway if there's no 
>> accessible sound device to output to. ;-)
> But it would be a PITA to do the switching forth and back.

And it is entirely pointless to stream to a device just to ignore it there.  The 
problem seems like it is easily resolved by pausing applications streaming to 
the device, if that works as expected.

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