jack.udp(1) JACK UDP Transport Client


jack.udp [options] send|recv


Set the ring buffer size in frames (default=4096).
Set the number of channels, and therefore the number of JACK ports (default=2).
Set the port number (default=57120).
The remote host name, for use in send mode (default="").


jack.udp is a UDP audio transport mechansim for JACK. The send mode reads signals from a set of JACK input ports and sends UDP packets to the indicated port at the indicated host at a rate determined by the local JACK daemon. The recv mode reads incoming packets at the indicated port and writes the incoming data to a set of JACK output ports at a rate that is determined by the local JACK daemon.

This transport mechanism is unreliable. Both send and recv clients will report buffer overflow and underflow occurences, and recv clients will report dropped and out-of-order packets, and shutdown on channel mismatch packets. In practice this mechanism can be made highly reliable over local networks.

jack.udp implements no connection logic, use jack.plumbing(1) instead.

EXAMPLE$ jack.udp -r send$ jack.udp recv


Rohan Drape.