[LAU] FireWire audio on Linux: past, present and future
djdualcore at gmail.com
Sat Jun 16 18:35:46 UTC 2012
Are FireWire 400/800 combo host adapters still contra-indicated?
On Jun 15, 2012 1:46 PM, "david" <gnome at hawaii.rr.com> wrote:
> On 06/15/2012 04:46 AM, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 6:13 PM, Dave Phillips wrote:
>> Excellent article/interviews. However, it ignores a rather salient
>>> development - the gradual disappearance of Firewire from desktop and
>>> machines. The last time I shopped I was surprised to see that FW, like
>>> is becoming rare hardware, presumably due to improved performance from
>> It's rather because of USB2 stack on WIndows becoming more solid.
>> There were times when some M-Audio's USB2 interfaces couldn't be used
>> on Windows at all due to IRQ collisions. A friend of mine gave up on
>> one and exchanged it to a FireWire interface some 6 or 7 years ago,
>> and that was quite common.
>> So, I thought about this, but then again I couldn't find much info on
>> actual rejection of FireWire by vendors as in numbers, stats etc. So I
>> thought I'd rather skip it.
>> Thunderbolt is an interesting approach, but I've yet to see a single
>> audio interface for real work, not fun, using it.
>> Otherwise a fine piece. Thanks for the pointer, Alex !
>> You are welcome :)
>> Alexandre Prokoudine
> The real reason for vendor rejection of Firewire is the higher cost of
> licensing Firewire vs USB. Margins on hardware are almost non-existent, so
> every little bit of cost lowered helps.
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