Re: virtual sound device ? was[Feature Wish] GGI in Linux 2.3

Mon, 19 Jan 1998 18:12:24 +0100 (MET)

>Re: [Feature Wish] GGI in Linux 2.3
>linux kernel account (
>Fri, 16 Jan 1998 08:37:37 -0500 (EST)
>What would probably be more useful would be a userspace daemon that
>controls sound access amoung multiple programs, facilitates network sound,
>hopefully it would also allow software mixing so that multiple programs
>could do wav output at once, and have dynamicly pluggable codecs (so that
>it would simplify programmers lives, and make network sound work without
>crushing the network)..

Almost all of this is done for many years now by nas
( Network Audio Sound )

Can be found in the contrib directory of X11R? site
( try )

IT also work on almost any UNIX platform.

Another similar package is rplay avaliable from :
nas is also there ...

Another system is AF ( Audio File ) from
Digital Equipment Corp.

They allow sound over network and some other goodies.
They have also some client program for playing WAVE and similar files ....

I personally like most nas , I works well with a mixture of sounds
with different sample-rate , while AF has a compile-time option for
sampling-rate ( default 8000 kHz ) so it is useless in practice ...

PArty on !

David Balazic , student
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