[gst-devel] Linux audio is a mess? [was: JACK and GStreamer, from the horse's mouth]

Ronald S. Bultje rbultje at ronald.bitfreak.net
Fri Dec 1 01:49:09 CET 2006

Hi Paul,

On Thu, 30 Nov 2006, Paul Davis wrote:
> > I really just want to play and edit audio,
> i'm sorry, but thats a silly answer. deeply silly. because your current
> perception of your needs are limited, you propose that the system-wide
> solution should be similarly limited? those people who want to route
> audio from xmms/amarok/player-of-the-day through JackRack and then
> icecase it are just on the wrong platform?

But isn't that the end goal? Isn't the end goal to have a "Linux" (...)
wheer every app can just play sound? I mean, I understand that not
everyone will agree, but if your goal is just to create diversion, then
what is the point?

I'm not saying we should limit, I'm saying we should standardize. Like,
every system can play audio through ALSA. And for inter-app? I don't know.
In the future, maybe every inter-app can play through alsa's ajack. And
maybe even later, we'll have networktranspartency through
ajack-with-pa-enhancements. And so on. If this goal isn't there, if we're
just here to screw each other, then what's the point?


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