Re: Proposal: replacing esound with polypaudio in 2.10

On Fri, 2004-10-29 at 16:57 +0200, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> On Fri, 29.10.04 16:48, Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller (uraeus gnome org) wrote:
> > > You would lose sample caching which both esound and polypaudio support
> > > that way. Or does GStreamer contain an abstraction for cample caching?
> > 
> > The caching of ding sounds come up every time the issue of sound servers
> > are discussed :) If it is truly important I think adding support in
> > GStreamer for abstracting it is the way to go yes. 
> I consider it "truly important". When using X11 and the sound server
> over a network you don't like the extra latency you experience
> everytime a bell event is generated by your terminal.
> I like the idea of using GStreamer as a comprehensive abstraction
> layer for caching event sounds. This would allow me to use Polypaudio
> as underlying sound server even in case Polypaudio is not adopted
> by Gnome. And this would make it easier for the KDE people to agree to
> a common solution with Gnome. 

Great! Since you have written the GStreamer plugin for polypaudio and of
course knows how esound and polypaudio handle it, would you mind writing
a small email to gstreamer-devel with some suggestions on how you think
it could be handled in GStreamer? Then we could discuss the options a
bit and hopefully find someone to implement it. Would of course be
greatly preferable if we could handle this as an API addition as opposed
to an API change on the GStreamer side due to API stability.


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