[pulseaudio-discuss] Pulseaudio and Java

Ng Oon-Ee ngoonee at gmail.com
Sun May 23 08:55:44 PDT 2010

On Sun, 2010-05-23 at 09:51 -0400, Daniel Chen wrote:
> On Sat, May 22, 2010 at 10:22 PM, Sean McNamara <smcnam at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The reason your PulseAudio apps don't work while snd-pcm-oss is
> > playing audio is because ALSA, at the low level, can only play sound
> > from one app at a time.
> For clarification, below the alsa-lib level, the ability to play
> simultaneous PCM streams is hardware-dependent. Certain controllers
> can do so, e.g., EMU10k1, CS46XX, limited number of HDA.
> Best,
> -Dan

I was also under the impression (I think based on something Lennart
said) that the more modern a card is the less likely it is to have
hardware-mixing. Not that I know first-hand, this is hearsay.

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