xmms-pulse 0.9.4

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


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Tue Oct 30 2007:

Version 0.9.4 released; beep media player support

Fri Jul 21 2006:

Version 0.9.3 released; fix a memory leak

Sat Jul 8 2006:

Version 0.9.2 released; updated for PulseAudio 0.9.2

Sat May 27 2006:

Version 0.9.0 released; upgrade to Polypaudio 0.9.0; fix handling of non-ASCII charsets

Sun Nov 21 2004:

Version 0.5 released; upgrade to Polypaudio 0.7

Thu Oct 28 2004:

Version 0.4 released; upgrade to Polypaudio 0.6

Wed Sep 20 2004:

Version 0.3 released; upgrade to Polypaudio 0.5

Wed Sep 8 2004:

Version 0.2 released; upgrade to Polypaudio 0.4

Fri Aug 27 2004:

Version 0.1 released


xmms-pulse is an XMMS output plugin for the PulseAudio sound server.

Current Status

There's currently no configuration dialog. Use $PULSE_SERVER and $PULSE_SINK to change the default output sinks.


There is not much to say. Just install this software, the driver will then be available in XMMS.


Currently, xmms-pulse is tested on Linux only.

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

Obviously xmms-pulse requires an installation of PulseAudio (version 0.9.x) and xmms (version 1.2.10 works, earlier versions probably as well).


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 xmms-pulse.

Make sure to have XMMS's development package xmms-dev installed and the script xmms-config in your $PATH before configuring the source code.


Mario Izquierdo for Beep Media Player support.


The newest release is always available from http://0pointer.de/lennart/projects/xmms-pulse/

The current release is 0.9.4

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

svn checkout svn://0pointer.de/xmms-pulse/trunk xmms-pulse

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Lennart Poettering <mzkzzfchyfr (at) 0pointer (dot) de>, Octover 2007
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