Polypaudio, discussion on gnome-devel

Mark Kretschmann markey at web.de
Thu Nov 25 20:05:29 GMT 2004

On Thursday 25 November 2004 19:14, Michael Donaghy wrote:
> > 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.

As I have explained elsewhere in this thread, the solution is Dmix, a software 
mixing plugin for Alsa.


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