Polypaudio, discussion on gnome-devel
Allan Sandfeld Jensen
kde at carewolf.com
Thu Nov 25 10:04:39 GMT 2004
On Thursday 25 November 2004 10:06, Carsten Niehaus wrote:
> Moin moin
> I found this thread on gnome-devel:
> It's about replacing ESound with polypaudio .
> Starting with this mail they talk about sharing the soundserver with KDE.
> As I haven't found a discussion about polypaudio on this list I thought I
> might as well inform you about that discussion. According to  the
> GNOME-ppl will not decide about the soundserver for GNOME 2.10 until Januar
> 10 2005.
Polypaudio has been advertised here as well. I've looked at it and it is
actually pretty good, but ASFAIK it still hasn't got a gstreamer driver, or
proven that a synchronized gstreamer driver is even possible.
Currently I have more an idea of a freedesktop.org standard for specifying
soundserver or output that all frameworks could share or atleast support. e.g
it could read:
If the audio-framework supports the audio-output specified first, it opens the
output device after the colon.
The point is there is no reason to have a soundserver like polypaudio or artsd
if you are only playing audio locally, but being unix desktops we should
also support network transparency.
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