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Old 06-04-2005, 07:09 PM   #1
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Linux sound guide


hi all,
ineed any resource/guide to know more about the linux sound system and
to be aware of how it really works..
for ex. idont know exactly whats the difference between Alsa, OSS,
Gstreamer...etc?!

any help would really be appreciated..
thanks.
 
Old 06-04-2005, 09:36 PM   #2
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Remember Google is your friend.

"The Linux Sound HOWTO"
http://howtos.linux.com/howtos/Sound-HOWTO/index.shtml

"The Linux Sound Playing HOWTO"
http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/doc...ing-HOWTO.html


Google Search: Linux sound guide
http://www.google.com/linux?num=20&h...de&btnG=Search
 
Old 06-05-2005, 10:34 AM   #3
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i already checked those guides b4 posting but they didnt even mention something about Alsa , OSS..etc , ijust need a real simple guide telling whats Alsa, OSS, Gstreamer & what they really do
in the linux sound world..

so anyone?
 
Old 06-05-2005, 10:45 AM   #4
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"ALSA (an acronym for Advanced Linux Sound Architecture) is a Linux kernel module that replaces several different kernel drivers for sound cards with a single device driver which handles the diversity of sound cards internally."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ALSA

"The Open Sound System is the "old" sound card Linux kernel driver system which was used in the Kernel up to version 2.4.x. Starting with version 2.5 of the kernel, the OSS is replaced by ALSA, the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture. ALSA has a compatibility layer that enables old applications to work under 2.5 and forth."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Sound_System

"GStreamer is a multimedia framework for a range of multimedia applications. GNOME is the primary user of GStreamer technology and encourages its applications to use it for multimedia features."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gstreamer
"GStreamer is a library that allows the construction of graphs of media-handling components, ranging from simple Ogg/Vorbis playback to complex audio (mixing) and video (non-linear editing) processing. "
http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/

"This is an overview of recent Linux sound software for musical and artistic purposes."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_audio_software


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