Wine and pulse audio

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Wine and pulse audio

Post by RuleMaker » Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:08 pm

I know that wine currently doesn't support the pulse audio, but can we expect this feature in upcomming versions?
While I used other audio drivers I had a lot of sound problems with other applications, pulse audio works perfectly so it would be nice to add a support for it.

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Re: Wine and pulse audio

Post by vitamin » Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:52 pm

RuleMaker wrote:I know that wine currently doesn't support the pulse audio, but can we expect this feature in upcomming versions?
While I used other audio drivers I had a lot of sound problems with other applications, pulse audio works perfectly so it would be nice to add a support for it.

Cheers!
No pulse audio is just another sound server - Wine already has lots of sound drivers. And there is no reason to have yet another broken driver. Use ALSA or OSS. Disable pulseaudio.

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Re: Wine and pulse audio

Post by Aleks » Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:07 pm

RuleMaker wrote:I know that wine currently doesn't support the pulse audio, but can we expect this feature in upcomming versions?
While I used other audio drivers I had a lot of sound problems with other applications, pulse audio works perfectly so it would be nice to add a support for it.

Cheers!
If you're looking for a way around PulseAudio, check out this thread:

http://forum.winehq.org/viewtopic.php?t=1457

The method in it works for me.

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Post by ole » Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:07 am

Using ALSA or OSS instead of PulseAudio is not actual at all. Its si much problems using ALSA and OSS with duplex sound thru wine and native linux-apllications.

And problems comes when trying to use things like mumble and playing a game with wine.

The pulseaudio-patch which was added for Wine versions up to 1.3.28 (not official i think), has been working just perfect.

I tried 1.3.34 which should be patched, but it can't find the pulsedrivers, so I need to downgrade back to 1.3.28 with patch.

Even if this is considered "buggy", I would rather have them included as "experimental" or whatever. I think it's better to include choices rather than just removing them..

PulseAudio is the only sound server which is working properly in linux, and which is easy to configure.

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Open Sound System works great!

Post by Mateusz Stachowski » Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:48 am

I'm using Open Sound System (OSS-v4.2-build2005) on Ubuntu 11.10 without that PulseAudio thing and it works great. I haven't any problems in Wine or other applications. I don't know how it would work with Mumble, but it's capable of handling multiple sound streams.

Vitamin is a Wine developer and as he pointed out there are already lots of sound drivers. Maintaining another one when there are still unsolved problems with ALSA and OSS backends is a waste of time and resources.

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