Re: Sound cron job delayed while VLC running
On Fri, 8 Jun 2018 14:21:02 -0400
Greg Wooledge <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 08, 2018 at 08:13:24PM +0200, Holger Nessen wrote:
> > I'am not sure which sound backend you are using.
> > As far as I can remember, ALSA didn't allow multiple processes to
> > output sound at the same time.
> Depends on the hardware. If the hardware allows mixing natively, then
> you can get mixing with vanilla ALSA. Otherwise you need userspace
> mixing, previously done by esd, nowadays done by pulseaudio.
Doesn't basic ALSA provide software mixing via the dmix plugin?