[linux-audio-user] gstreamer, rhythmbox, and mp3

Lee Revell rlrevell at joe-job.com
Mon Feb 5 22:51:48 EST 2007

On 2/5/07, carmen <_ at whats-your.name> wrote:
> > >it solves a number of problems that nobody
> > >else has bothered to solve.
> >
> > Like what? I play media stuff of all kinds without GStreamer even installed.
> what happens when your card doesn't have dmix, and gstreamer is already playing a stream at 48khz to hw:0,1, and another app wants to play a 44.1 khz beep to the same output. does it via some mutex/IPC magic switch over to software mixing the two streams, without requiring a resident sound daemon? if so, i'd consider that a solved problem that nobody else wanted to tackle..

There's no such thing as a "card that doesn't have dmix" - dmix is
implemented in software anc can work for any device.

If ALSA does not enable it for your device by default that should be
filed as a bug.


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