[pulseaudio-discuss] Windows Vista (was: Re: (no subject))

Colin Guthrie gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Fri Jul 4 01:55:18 PDT 2008

Sean McNamara wrote:
> The support for swapping streams is only for PulseAudio streams, not
> DirectSound/Windows KS/ASIO streams. That means you would only have
> this capability for Windows apps that can act as a PulseAudio client
> (certainly, there aren't many out there).
> But if you're an application author and want to take advantage of
> this, then as long as you are building your application using a
> toolchain that can also compile the pulseaudio client (libpulse), you
> should be able to do it. Mingw32 and Cygwin immediately come to mind;
> an unknown/untested alternative might be Windows SfU or SUA (Services
> for Unix / Subsystem for Unix-based Applications).

If you are a windows developer and have taken an interest in pulseaudio, 
then it would be great to see some windows based loved for it.

The binaries could do with being updated (and no doubt would require a 
little patching) and a great addition woudl be a windows audio driver 
that acted as a pulse client to give transparent support for pulseaudio 
on windows in the same way that the alsa plugin does on linux.

All the above said, I thought windows vista had a funky audio subsystem? 
I've not used it myself but I thought it would have been able to do this 
kind of thing by default.


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