PulseAudio emulation for ALSA
C CMake Shell
Latest commit bd01a94 Feb 14, 2016 @i-rinat make traceing level configurable

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PulseAudio emulation for ALSA.

Project is in stale state since its proclamation. The main objective, working Skype test call, is reached. I don't have any plans for further development.


$ mkdir build && cd build
$ make
# make install

If you want 32-bit binaries on 64-bit machine (for example, for Skype), use:

$ mkdir build && cd build
$ make
# make install

There is a way to configure where apulse libraries will be installed, via APULSEPATH cmake variable. For example, if you want to install libraries into default path, /usr/lib, use


If libraries are installed to a regular library path, you don't need run applications through apulse wrapper.

Note you need to select build type to be Release, otherwise it will output enourmous amount of debug text to the stdout.


$ apulse <program-name> [parameters]

Environment variables APULSE_CAPTURE_DEVICE and APULSE_PLAYBACK_DEVICE can be used to configure capture and playback devices. Try hw:0,0, plughw:0,0 and the like. Refer to the ALSA user guide for a full list of device names.


Source code is distributed under the terms of the MIT License. See LICENSE.MIT for full text.

Third party code

/3rdparty/pulseaudio-headers contains part of PulseAudio project and is distributed under LGPLv2.1+ terms. See content of the files for details.