[LAD] AES67 Audio over IP and JACK

Len Ovens len at ovenwerks.net
Sat Jun 12 23:32:41 CEST 2021

On Sat, 12 Jun 2021, Julian Rabius wrote:

> Sadly I have not the programming skills to contribute to development 
> directly, but I would be glad to help with testing different

One thing I forgot to mention in the other email is the high cost of 
buying devices just so one can develop a driver. In theory, one should be 
able to use 2 Linux computers, one of them at least having an i210 
ethernet card (or similar). But any real test of code would have to 
include using it with a commercially available aes67 device. This seems to 
also be the biggest problem with todays ALSA code. Firewire is supposed to 
be supported in ALSA now but the performance (if the kernel module will 
even load) is very poor... but the ALSA developers don't have the devices 
they are building for. Even the ALSA drivers for USB 2.0, while working, 
have various anomalies that basically force the buyer of expensive USB 
devices to work at 256 sample buffer sizes and above while still 
encountering dropouts, pops and other troubles.

Len Ovens

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