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Re: gstreamer, esd, arts, and other black magic

On Sat, Mar 04, 2006 at 09:55:58AM -0800, Kelly Clowers wrote:
> On 3/3/06, Adam Porter <adam@alphapapa.net> wrote:
> > I've never used esd or arts since I switched my desktop to Debian about a
> > year ago.  I've always used just plain ALSA, and it's always worked great.
> > For GNOME, you can use GConf to set the outputsink to use the alsasink, and
> > in KDE you can simply select it in kcontrol.  I really don't know what
> > Firefox uses, or how it decides, but I've never had to change anything on
> > it.
> I always use plain Alsa as well, since I use fluxbox instead of KDE or Gnome.
> Firefox does not have anything to do with sound directly, the plugins
> handle that, and they will usually use whatever has been configured
> for the desktop.
> GStreamer is going to replace esd and probably arts as well (I don't
> think they have a final decision yet). I don't know how good 0.10
> really is, but 0.8 + amarok didn't work out for me.
> GStreamer is a flexible media framework and can actually output to
> alsa and oss (and esd and arts, I think). Here is a good article about
> it (pre 0.8): http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=5648&page=1

Will any of these systems pipe the audio chain from the machines where 
the audio programs are running through the X connection to the machine 
where the user is sitting?

-- hendrik

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