[nas] libao support for NAS?

Jon Trulson jon at radscan.com
Mon Mar 25 20:06:48 MST 2002

On Mon, 25 Mar 2002, Paul Fox wrote:

> Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2002 21:54:32 -0500
> From: Paul Fox <pgf at foxharp.boston.ma.us>
> To: jon at radscan.com
> Cc: nas at radscan.com
> Subject: Re: [nas] libao support for NAS? 
>  > 
>  > 	I looked up Vorbis (Ogg) with my trusty google - the vorbis
>  > library seems to be a codec, so I wouldn't think you'd want NAS support in
>  > there, but in the player using vorbis itself... Am I looking at the right
>  > vorbis?
>  > 
>  > http://www.xiph.org/ogg/vorbis/
> yes, but part of the project (a side-effect, as it were) is a
> generic audio device opener library, called "libao".

	Ahh.. I see it now ;-)

> it seems to be more than that now -- when i asked the folks listed
> as libao authors about nas, they said "we all use esd for remote
> audio".

	Bummer ;-)

>  > Wouldn't that work pretty well?  Or we could just add NAS support to
>  > mpg321 (or whatever)...
> it may well be that libaudiooss would work -- i haven't tried it.  it
> just seems like a native implementation would be cleaner, but maybe
> not.

	Oh yes, I'm sure it would...  Just thought that in the meantime...

> mpg321 links against libao to do it's audio device access.  libao
> in turn can make use of plugins (what we used to cally dynamic shared
> libs :-) to open new devices.  so i _think_ we could just write
> a fairly simple nas plugin for libao, and enable any app that uses
> libao for audio.

	I'll take a look...

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