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Old 07-03-2006, 09:52 PM   #1
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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.
 
Old 07-03-2006, 11:35 PM   #2
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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.
 
Old 07-03-2006, 11:44 PM   #3
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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.
 
Old 07-04-2006, 06:40 PM   #4
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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.
 
Old 07-04-2006, 07:53 PM   #5
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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.
 
Old 07-05-2006, 01:35 AM   #6
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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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