Re: ESD, aRts, ALSA, OSS, and GStreamer

On Mon, 2006-04-24 at 21:57 -0700, Debarshi 'Rishi' Ray wrote:
> > A lot of people don't need it since they want to use alsa/dmix
> instead of esd.
> Why? How is ALSA superior to ESD, or for that matter aRts? Are ESD and
> aRts abstraction layers built on top of ALSA?

- introduces extra latency
- does not support 5.1 hardware playback
- has crappy resampling
- there's probably more

Not that alsa is perfect, but when I watch DVDs, I want them to sound
good. People who paid >$100 for their sound hardware, expect that to
actually result in better sound.


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