[LAD] Deciphering jack-smf-utils -- Jack MIDI stuff
ingeniousnebbish at cox.net
Mon Feb 18 14:35:08 UTC 2013
On Monday 18 February 2013 08:33:16 Paul Davis wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 8:35 AM, M Donalies <ingeniousnebbish at cox.net>wrote:
> > On Sunday 17 February 2013 08:21:51 Paul Coccoli wrote:
> > > On Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 10:33 PM, M Donalies <ingeniousnebbish at cox.net>
> > wrote:
> > > > process_callback() calls process_midi_output(), wherein we find:
> > > > port_buffer = jack_port_get_buffer(output_port, nframes);
> > > >
> > > > Why the nframes parameter? Is there a separate buffer area for each
> > > > frame?
> > >
> > > There's a separate buffer for each port.
> > Yes, and that's the output_port arg, but what's with nframes? Why isn't
> > the function simply: jack_port_get_buffer(output_port) ?
> because the client may not want to get all the data at once.
> ardour, for example, breaks up the process() cycle internally to deal with
> "global" scheduled events. so it may ask for the first N frames, then
> another M, then another P frames until everything is done.
Oh, I see. process_callback() is called once every N frames, where N depends
upon user settings for latency, etc. I was mistakenly reading it as a callback
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