Re: gnome and ESD (Was: Re: Where is gnome-audio RPM?)
- From: "Yo 'Ric Dude" <ericmit ix netcom com>
- To: David Wollmann <dwollmann ibmhelp com>
- CC: gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: gnome and ESD (Was: Re: Where is gnome-audio RPM?)
- Date: Sun, 21 Feb 1999 21:29:46 +0000
Simply start esd as "esd -b", and the server will run in
8 bit mode. Esd will do the conversion from 16 bit audio
to 8 bit audio internally.
Personally, I think 16 bit samples for most of the sounds
is probably overkill...
David Wollmann wrote:
> On Sun, 21 Feb 1999, Yoni Elhanani wrote:
> > This question is very popular in here.
> > If anyone with access to the gnome webpages is reading this,
> > please tell rpm installers to get gnome-audio from noarch.
> > As you can read from what i said, Joe,
> > it's in noarch, since its only sound files that can run anywhere.
> > btw,
> > why is gnome-audio required for gnome-libs?
> > if i intend to use gnome on a soundless machine,
> > i think i dont need a download of (not sure) 4Mbs.
> > normal soundless users will just get it and slow down traffic on
> > gnome-mirrors
> > which is pretty slow anyway.
> (Since this is my first post to this list, I feel obliged to say thanks to the
> folks who are working on gnome. I just built the latest release and I have to
> say that I'm impressed. I only wish I had more time to work with it.)
> As far as I can tell, esd only supports 16-bit audio playback. gnome-audio
> includes only 16-bit wavs. There are lots of us out here who are stuck with
> lame-ass audio cards that don't support 16-bit playback. I don't have time to
> do anything about adding 8-bit support to esd, but I can certainly fire up sox
> and convert the gnome-audio wavs to 8-bit. Would it be likely that the 8-bit
> versions would be included in a future distribution?
> David Wollmann
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