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Re: Low-latency audio on Linux

__/ [ OK ] on Saturday 11 March 2006 09:46 \__

> On Sat, 11 Mar 2006 04:29:12 +0000, Roy Schestowitz
> <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>But why miss the point that latency was too high in previous (and current)
>>versions of Windows? While Microsoft boast a 'feature' in Vista, I call it
>>a bugfix. Small things matter.
> You get carried on with your own unsubstantiated and ridiculous
> claims. There are enough high-end DAW software and hardware available
> for Windows to proves it is more than capable to handle this type of
> tasks. Of course, *nothing* for Linux, so that's whay you try FUDding.


,----[ Quote ]
| Over the years, we've realized that there three major problem areas with
| the existing audio infrastructure:
|    1. The amount of code that runs in the kernel (coupled with buggy device
| drivers) causes the audio stack to be one of the leading causes of Windows
| reliability problems.
|    2. It's also become clear that while the audio quality in Windows is
| just fine for normal users, pro-audio enthusiasts are less than happy with
| the native audio infrastructure.  We've made a bunch of changes to the
| infrastructure to support pro-audio apps, but those were mostly focused
| around providing mechanisms for those apps to bypass the audio
| infrastructure.
|    3. We've also come to realize that the tools for troubleshooting audio
| problems aren't the greatest - it's just too hard to figure out what's
| going on, and the UI (much of which comes from Windows 3.1) is flat-out
| too old to be useful. 

I will not post any more follow-ups, so take silence to be no indication of a
loss. I just needed to have your arguments muted.

A friend of mine who produces music had me install Linux for him a few months
ago. He never saw anything other then Windows. One of the things he said to
me was that Linux gave him better tools for sound. Third-party, commercial
enhancements are a completely separate matter. They have a cost, too.

Best wishes,


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