I'd like to use pulseaudio 6 as it has added support for bluetooth devices.
I have an mpd server running on the pi and I tried first to play via the internal audio.
I've installed pulseaudio and configured mpd to output to pulse as
name "Local Music Player Daemon"
and I added
autospawn = yes
Things work and I get sound out, but there are 2 issues:
1) background white noise level is a lot higher with pulse that with alsa
2) the sound is not smooth, with regular "ticks" (not present with alsa)
3) seems sometimes mpc/mpd hang
has anybody tried pulseaudio in arch on raspberry and can suggest the best setup?
I've tried the pulse-rt group which is sometimes mentioned, but no improvement.