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

Chris Ross chris at tebibyte.org
Thu Nov 30 18:29:17 CET 2006

On Thu, 30 Nov 2006, Paul Davis wrote:
> why do so many people assume that the goal of running an audio app is to
> send audio data to the audio hardware? one of the top level goals of 
> any audio API should be to facilitate routing audio between applications

Hear, hear. There are a whole host of things folks regularly do with audio
data other than collecting it from a microphone or outputting it to
loudspeakers. Being able to chain a half a dozen apps together to process
it is important. It's also the "Unix Way". ... but isn't that the point of 
GStreamer? (which is another argument in favour of having working JACK 

Chris R.

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