How many outputs i can make?

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BeeBuu
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How many outputs i can make?

Post by BeeBuu » January 23rd, 2018, 9:37 am

I want to make many outputs to other device with pulseaudio, is there any limitation on the outputs amount? THANKS for reply.

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Re: How many outputs i can make?

Post by max » January 23rd, 2018, 9:49 am

There is no explicit limit, but there are practical limits on how many is useful.

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Re: How many outputs i can make?

Post by BeeBuu » January 24th, 2018, 1:08 am

max wrote:
January 23rd, 2018, 9:49 am
There is no explicit limit, but there are practical limits on how many is useful.
So how is? please?

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Re: How many outputs i can make?

Post by max » January 24th, 2018, 8:51 am

How many do you need?

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Re: How many outputs i can make?

Post by BeeBuu » January 25th, 2018, 2:16 am

max wrote:
January 24th, 2018, 8:51 am
How many do you need?
I want push sound to 300 devices. Can it do that? Or how can do that, change the source? :?: THANKS.

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Re: How many outputs i can make?

Post by max » January 25th, 2018, 8:59 am

You can do that, but you'll hit practical limitations. For example, I doubt that the transfer rate of your hardware/network is able to do that. For so many outputs, unicast doesn't work, and you need some sort of multicast, which however MPD can't do yet. You can, of course, change the MPD source and implement a multicast plugin.

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