Description:A networked sound server with an advanced plugin system
  • + - stable
  • ~ - unstable
  • M - hardmask
alpha amd64 arm hppa ia64 m68k mips ppc ppc64 s390 sh sparc x86
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USE flags

  • alsa - Add support for media-libs/alsa-lib (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture)
  • alsa-plugin - Request installing media-plugins/alsa-plugins with PulseAudio plugin enabled. This ensures that clients supporting ALSA only will use PulseAudio.
  • aptx - aptX (HD) over Bluetooth (many Android compatible headphones), requires media-plugins/gst-plugins-openaptx.
  • asyncns - Use libasyncns for asynchronous name resolution.
  • bluetooth - Enable Bluetooth Support
  • dbus - Enable dbus support for anything that needs it (gpsd, gnomemeeting, etc)
  • elogind - Use sys-auth/elogind for giving each session a PA client
  • equalizer - Enable the equalizer module (requires sci-libs/fftw).
  • gdbm - Use sys-libs/gdbm to store PulseAudio databases. Recommended for desktop usage. This flag causes the whole package to be licensed under GPL-2 or later.
  • glib - Build the GSettings PA module.
  • gstreamer - Build with support for gstreamer including ability to use bluetooth codecs. For bluetooth codecs see USE ldac and aptx.
  • gtk - Add support for x11-libs/gtk+ (The GIMP Toolkit)
  • ipv6 - Add support for IP version 6
  • jack - Add support for the JACK Audio Connection Kit
  • ldac - LDAC over Bluetooth (primarily Sony headphones), requires media-plugins/gst-plugins-ldac.
  • lirc - Add support for lirc (Linux's Infra-Red Remote Control)
  • native-headset - Build with native HSP backend for bluez 5.
  • ofono-headset - Build with oFono HFP backend for bluez 5, requires net-misc/ofono.
  • orc - Use dev-lang/orc for just-in-time optimization of array operations
  • oss - Enable OSS sink/source (output/input). Deprecated, upstream does not support this on systems where other sink/source systems are available (i.e.: Linux). The padsp wrapper is now always build if the system supports OSS at all.
  • selinux - !!internal use only!! Security Enhanced Linux support, this must be set by the selinux profile or breakage will occur
  • sox - Add support for Sound eXchange (SoX)
  • ssl - Use dev-libs/openssl to provide support for RAOP (AirPort) streaming.
  • system-wide - Allow preparation and installation of the system-wide init script for PulseAudio. Since this support is only supported for embedded situations, do not enable without reading the upstream instructions at https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/PulseAudio/Documentation/User/WhatIsWrongWithSystemWide/ .
  • systemd - Build with sys-apps/systemd support to replace standalone ConsoleKit.
  • tcpd - Add support for TCP wrappers
  • test - Enable dependencies and/or preparations necessary to run tests (usually controlled by FEATURES=test but can be toggled independently)
  • udev - Enable virtual/udev integration (device discovery, power and storage device support, etc)
  • webrtc-aec - Uses the webrtc.org AudioProcessing library for enhancing VoIP calls greatly in applications that support it by performing acoustic echo cancellation, analog gain control, noise suppression and other processing.
  • X - Build the X11 publish module to export PulseAudio information through X11 protocol for clients to make use. Don't enable this flag if you want to use a system wide instance. If unsure, enable this flag.
  • zeroconf - Support for DNS Service Discovery (DNS-SD)

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