aRts in trunk

Scott Wheeler wheeler at
Fri Jul 29 20:52:28 BST 2005

On Friday 29 July 2005 21:46, Mark Constable wrote:
> > Low latency means it is much more prone to drop-outs,
> ANY decent audio system prefers lower latencies. I'm not sure
> what you meant by this... dropouts a more likely to happen with
> any system at higher latencies.

No, Allan was right.  Longer latencies mean that you're able to create a 
larger buffer of data between the application and the sound output.  If you 
have a small buffer you're naturally much more likely to have a buffer 
underrun and get dropouts.


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