[LAU] Open Sound Control: Is it still a thing?

Fons Adriaensen fons at linuxaudio.org
Fri Apr 30 23:10:32 CEST 2021

On Fri, Apr 30, 2021 at 10:17:01PM +0200, Winfried Ritsch wrote:

> I always assumed OSC  1.0 can be used over any transport, mostly I use TCP/IP,  
> sometimes serial, so it would be good to know where this stated to argue that 
> and
> why OSC 1.0 is only UDP ?

The problem with any transport that is just a stream of bytes is that it
complicates the OSC decoder. You have to feed it byte by byte, and it has
to remember its state until it gets the next byte if the packet is not yet

Of course if there are pauses between packets you could be lucky and 
actually get complete packets from a TCP socket each time you read it
with a timeout. But that's inherently fragile and you can't rely on it.



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