[linux-audio-user] JACK-0.90.0 Released
joq at io.com
Mon Nov 17 10:35:32 EST 2003
Daniel James <daniel at mondodesigno.com> writes:
> > jack now has a "freewheeling" mode for faster
> > than realtime operation.
> Seriously, folks, I can appreciate that what is probably meant is
> 'faster than what the hardware considers to be realtime', but I think
> we have to be careful with the semantics here. Otherwise, people will
> think that Linux audio developers are promising the impossible!
Realtime is not a hardware abstraction. It is implicit in the digital
audio datastream. Number of frames divided by frame rate yields a
realtime duration. If JACK and its clients take one minute to process
a three minute song this is "faster than realtime", just as my 24x CD
burner runs faster than realtime.
Is this really confusing you?
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