[linux-audio-user] VMWare for Music

ross at jose.lug.udel.edu ross at jose.lug.udel.edu
Thu May 26 19:17:04 EDT 2005

On Thu, May 26, 2005 at 05:27:09AM +0000, ix at replic.net wrote:
> vmware pretty much sucks for audio even at v5.0, but only because they dont care - its virtually impossible to get it to play anything without dropouts, due to the extraordinarily short buffer it uses. i messed with /proc/asound OSS-emu buffersize stuff a bit before giving up..seems hardcoded in vmware..

That's a bummer.  I had hoped I might be able to avoid having to
setup another dual boot setup or buy another machine.  VMWare seemed
like a promising route and the installation of Cakewalk went really
smoothly.  It's just utterly silent ::-).

Bochs seems to have more promising hardware support, but since it
works like a simulator, it's performance is veeeerry slllooow.

Didn't work under Wine either - Cakewalk crashes if I have any of the
Windows core fonts installed.  Oddly enough, if only the music
notation font is installed it works... but I can't read anything!

Prospects look dim at this point...

Ross Vandegrift
ross at lug.udel.edu

"The good Christian should beware of mathematicians, and all those who
make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that the mathematicians
have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and to confine
man in the bonds of Hell."
	--St. Augustine, De Genesi ad Litteram, Book II, xviii, 37

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