Anyone using pulseaudio?

I'm unable to play 24-bit/96kHz files through pulseaudio. It stops anywhere from 1-10 seconds after playing through mplayer. 16/44k files work fine, however.

I don't think the problem is with the Hifiberry, but more with Pulseaudio which has a long history of skipping, stuttering and stopping unless you configure it just right. Once I remove pulseaudio, the hi-res audio plays fine.

But I would really like to be able to play 24/96k files through pulseaudio using the Hifiberry, because I have other audio projects that rely on it: bluetooth streaming, speech recognition, etc.

Right now, the only option is to shut down pulseaudio if I want to play anything higher res than 16/44k, and bring it back up to do other things.

Has anyone been able to tweak or optimize pulseaudio settings on the Pi, and have it work with the Hifiberry? If so, can you share the config files with me?



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