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red_hax0r 07-03-2006 10:52 PM

Simultaneous sound
 
I'm not sure what to call this, but I want to be able to have multiple programs access my sound card at once. Basically, I just want to play Freeciv and listen to shoutcast at the same time. I heard the esound daemon can do this, but I don't know how that works. Thanks. :study:

cs-cam 07-04-2006 12:35 AM

What sound drivers are you using at the moment? Esd is a shocker, I'd suggest getting ALSA working properly using dmix you can play multiple sounds at once.

Electro 07-04-2006 12:44 AM

ESound, Arts, and AlSA using dmixer are shockers. I have not found one way to do it with out any problems. The dmixer can be done but not all programs likes the same configuration. ESound is a little forgiving, but not a lot of programs supports ESound.

red_hax0r 07-04-2006 07:40 PM

Quote:

What sound drivers are you using at the moment? Esd is a shocker, I'd suggest getting ALSA working properly using dmix you can play multiple sounds at once.
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I'm usng nm256-audio with hotplug. I have alsa, esd, arts, at least. I'm working with a single cd install of slackware with a few optional components excluded.

johnson_steve 07-04-2006 08:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Electro
ESound is a little forgiving, but not a lot of programs supports ESound.

maybe not directly but you can:
Code:

esddsp amarok
for example will re-route amarok's sound output through esd.

cs-cam 07-05-2006 02:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Electro
ESound, Arts, and AlSA using dmixer are shockers. I have not found one way to do it with out any problems. The dmixer can be done but not all programs likes the same configuration. ESound is a little forgiving, but not a lot of programs supports ESound.

Well since you covered just about everything what do you use? My ALSA + dmix works great, I haven't run into any problems with it and I'm not going out to buy a Soundblaster with hardware mixing when I have a perfectly good, working onboard sound chip...


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