annoyances with sound/video in Debian.
I've discussed this with Herman Robak in Hacklab2 today:
What is expected from group audio ?
local users would always want audio access from /dev/dsp.
However, you don't want to give realtime scheduling by default.
/dev/raw1394 is owned by disks group.
Can be disk or video.
Can udev change group on-the-fly ?
artsd / esd grabbing /dev/dsp is annoying !
Can we use artsd / esd over libjacksyn / jack plugin for ALSA ?
If we can, it might be a good idea to document.
It would be less destructive.
1394 / DV / v4l / v4l2 needs consolidation!
Multiple video source mixing is prohibitively expensive.
encoding/decoding is bad, especially when it's lossy.