gst-pulse 0.9.7

Copyright 2004-2007 Lennart Poettering <mztfgchyfr (at) 0pointer (dot) de>


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Thu Nov 22 2007:

Version 0.9.7 released; make the sink actually work by fixing a brown paperbag bug introduced in 0.9.6.

Thu Nov 22 2007:

Version 0.9.6 released; add support for S32 samples, add channel map support to the source element, too.

Tue Oct 30 2007:

Version 0.9.5 released; proper multi channel support; rework volume handling; show only device description not raw pa device name; strip whitespace from string title; change autodetection rank to be preferred over ALSA

Wed Sep 20 2006:

Version 0.9.4 released; change license to LGPL

Fri Jul 21 2006:

Version 0.9.3 released; fix client name passed to the server

Sat Jul 8 2006:

Version 0.9.2 released; update for PulseAudio 0.9.2; don't free tag list that doesn't belong to us; other fixes

Sat May 27 2006:

Version 0.9.0 released; update for Polypaudio 0.9.0 and GStreamer 0.10; implement source element and mixer interface; use track metadata (track title) to name stream

Thu Oct 28 2004:

Version 0.1.1 released; forgot some files in 0.1

Thu Oct 28 2004:

Version 0.1 released


gst-pulse is a GStreamer 0.10 plugin for the PulseAudio sound server.

Current Status

It ist tested and works quite fine. The plugin is quite advanced as it includes both a sink and a source, and implements the GstMixer and GstPropertyProbe interfaces. Only the ALSA plugin shipped with upstream GStreamer is as advanced and featureful as gst-pulse.


There is not much to say. Just install this software, the driver is than available as elements pulsesink, pulsesrc, pulsemixer. You may activate these devices using the Gnome GStreamer properties tool.


Currently, gst-pulse is tested on Linux only.

gst-pulse was developed and tested on Debian GNU/Linux "testing" from October 2004, it should work on most other Linux distributions (and maybe Unix versions) since it uses GNU autoconf for source code configuration.

Obviously gst-pulse requires an installation of PulseAudio (version 0.9.x) and gstreamer 0.10.x.


As this package is made with the GNU autotools you should run ./configure inside the distribution directory for configuring the source tree. After that you should run make for compilation and make install (as root) for installation of gst-pulse.


Jan Schmidt for some patches.


The newest release is always available from

The current release is 0.9.7

Get gst-pulse's development sources from the Subversion repository (viewcvs):

svn checkout svn:// gst-pulse

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Lennart Poettering <mztfgchyfr (at) 0pointer (dot) de>, November 2007
$Id: 77 2007-11-22 16:20:32Z lennart $