Bug 100102 - Allow hiding network streams on the server
Summary: Allow hiding network streams on the server
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: PulseAudio
Classification: Unclassified
Component: pavucontrol (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: pulseaudio-bugs
QA Contact: pulseaudio-bugs
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-03-07 17:04 UTC by Jean-François Fortin Tam
Modified: 2017-03-07 19:50 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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screenshot (103.30 KB, image/png)
2017-03-07 17:04 UTC, Jean-François Fortin Tam
sinks and sources (8.70 KB, text/plain)
2017-03-07 19:50 UTC, Jean-François Fortin Tam

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Description Jean-François Fortin Tam 2017-03-07 17:04:27 UTC
Created attachment 130113 [details]

As you can see in the attached screenshot taken from pavucontrol on my workstation (pulseaudio "server"), the laptop ("kuze", the remote pulseaudio "client") creates duplication of all of the server's output (and input) devices.

It's creating a ton of visual noise, lots of scrolling, and just getting in my way all the time when I'm trying to quickly forward a local application stream between output devices or to change the volume of something.

99.9% of the time, showing me "the local output devices as seen by a remote networked computer and then re-shown on the local server" is useless, it *might* be useful… only for debugging or auditing purposes.

I would want this hidden completely, or at least relegated to be shown only when showing "All" or "Virtual streams" instead of "Applications". From a user's standpoint, "some other pulseaudio instance on the network" is not an "application" (especially in the usual sense of the word "application").
Comment 1 Tanu Kaskinen 2017-03-07 17:34:05 UTC
This seems like something that should be easily fixable... I don't have a tunneling setup easily available, so can you help me and attach the output from "pactl list sink-inputs"? That's to see what information is available on those inputs that could be used as the filtering condition in pavucontrol.
Comment 2 Jean-François Fortin Tam 2017-03-07 19:50:01 UTC
Created attachment 130116 [details]
sinks and sources

Here is the requested output

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