Package Details: apulse 0.1.13-1

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Package Base: apulse
Description: PulseAudio emulation for ALSA
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Licenses: custom:MIT
Submitter: speps
Maintainer: eworm
Last Packager: eworm
Votes: 147
Popularity: 0.88
First Submitted: 2014-09-28 20:59 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2020-06-30 11:46 (UTC)

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commented on 2021-03-30 05:23 (UTC)


keren_sky commented on 2021-03-13 19:56 (UTC)

@ypoluektovich Seems that pulseaudio-dummy does just that? I wish something would provide libpulse so ffmpeg-full would not fail in the configure stage.

ypoluektovich commented on 2020-04-10 16:08 (UTC)

Can we have this package provide pulseaudio-alsa? (See rationale in comments of

rival commented on 2020-04-09 00:47 (UTC)

Not sure if this is the place for this (if not, please tell me).

Apparently using apulse with firefox got my profile corrupted in some way and now I can't access it (launching my firefox profile sends me directly to the "Report Bug/Crash" message window, and firefox doesn't start). Other profiles work fine. I got this on terminal each time, any hint?

$ ExceptionHandler::GenerateDump cloned child _some variable 4-digits number_
ExceptionHandler::SendContinueSignalToChild sent continue signal to child
ExceptionHandler::WaitForContinueSignal waiting for continue signal...
Failed to open curl lib from binary, use instead

Thanks a lot.

SGOrava commented on 2018-07-30 15:58 (UTC)

Hello, there is file conflict between apulse and lib32-apulse. The problematic file is "/usr/share/man/man1/apulse.1.gz"

Thank you for fixing it.

francoism90 commented on 2017-11-08 14:21 (UTC)

Should it not be skypeforlinux instead of skype? :)

r08 commented on 2017-10-03 18:52 (UTC)

To the developers at github and to @speps and @eworm; you are doing god's work. Bless your souls.

SanskritFritz commented on 2017-09-22 13:33 (UTC)

I voted too.

dom0 commented on 2017-09-22 13:30 (UTC)


Vaporeon commented on 2017-06-28 14:15 (UTC)


nesk_aur commented on 2017-06-23 20:06 (UTC) (edited on 2017-06-23 20:07 (UTC) by nesk_aur)

I agree with doragasu. Firefox indeed makes a difference.

doragasu commented on 2017-06-23 18:11 (UTC)

Now that Firefox does not work without PulseAudio, I think this package should be promoted to the official repos...

eworm commented on 2015-11-18 07:20 (UTC)

I do not use skype, but tested with mpv: $ apulse mpv --ao=pulse file.mkv Works just fine... Can you give any more detail? What architecture? I think you have to use apluse32 (from lib32-apulse) for skype on x86_64.

gauravpadia commented on 2015-11-17 21:12 (UTC)

Apulse stopped working with skype after alsa-utils and alsa-lib updated to version 1.1.x

olive commented on 2015-09-29 09:06 (UTC)

@aaditya. I don't think it is a very good idea. First, it does not really provides pulseaudio, the sound server. It provides pulseaudio compatible libraries that enable software using these libraries to work with pulseaudio. But these libraries are not found by default. If you have only apulse (and not libpulse), you should then adjust /etc/ (or use LD_LIBRARY_PATH) for these libraries to be found by default. But it is a bad idea. The official pulseaudio libraries (§package libpulse) fails if a software use them without having pulseaudio. Most softwares detect that and use ALSA directly instead. If you link them with the apulse directly, they will believe pulseaudio is working and use the libpulse libraries; which in this case is not a terrible good idea. Just try with vlc (default config), if you have libpulse and not pulseaudio, you will see an error that the software cannot connect to pulseaudio and then use ALSA. if you run it with apulse vlc, vlc use the pulseaudiuo libraries and fail (apulse is maybe not very complete). Skype is an exception because it only can use pulseaudio libraries and apulse come in the rescue; but it should be used only for these kinds of software.

aaditya commented on 2014-12-02 18:00 (UTC)

can this package provide pulseaudio

WorMzy commented on 2014-10-10 13:57 (UTC)

New version is out: