[nas] firefox audio solution?
pgf at foxharp.boston.ma.us
Sun Feb 10 21:13:11 MST 2008
> On Sun, 10 Feb 2008, Paul Fox wrote:
> > > ENVIRONMENT
> > > FIREFOX_DSP - configures the /dev/dsp wrapper to use.
> > > Accepted values are "auto", "arts", "esd" or "none" (default).
> > > Do not use this feature to select "auto" or "esd" as this will
> > > involve using "esddsp" which is known to be buggy and to make
> > > Firefox unstable.
> > i'm not sure i understand this. what _is_ the /dev/dsp wrapper that
> > they're talking about? is "audio_oss" a dsp wrapper?
> libaudioss 'wraps' /dev/dsp accesses via open(), write(),
yes, i knoew that's what libaudiooss is -- i was trying to interpret
the values of $FIREFOX_DSP. are they library names? are they shim
names? is whatever they represent documented? if libaudiooss a member
of that club? etc.
> etc... Alot of OSS software these days seem to be using C stdio
> (fopen(), fwrite(), etc)... libaudiooss does not support this
> I discovered this with timidity a few months ago.
> I haven't heard from the audiooss maintainer in quite awhile, maybe
> bringing libaudioss into the nas project and fixing it up to support
> stdio would be worthwhile?
certainly if it would help keep NAS viable, it would be. audiooss is
available from ubuntu, so it must have some sort of maintainer. i
can look into it.
paul fox, pgf at foxharp.boston.ma.us (arlington, ma, where it's 10.2 degrees)
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