Polypaudio, discussion on gnome-devel

Michael Donaghy mdonaghy at cwazy.co.uk
Thu Nov 25 18:14:28 GMT 2004

> 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.
Don't you need one to be able to play multiple sounds at once on cheap 
consumer soundcards? I know arts and esd have been the only way I've ever 
been able to play two sounds at once on my via82c686b.

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