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Changing OSS in mid-stream#

Tue, 19 Jan 2010 22:04:11 +0000

It was always a given that the Oliver OSS (that's "/dev/dsp" to you) interface would eventually need to be swapped out for something else, just because it doesn't work on many machines other than mine.

Now Oliver has reached the point that it functions as a rudimentary music player for general use (i.e. it presents me a list of my music on the left that I can drag into the playqueue on the right), I realise that "eventually" is sooner than I was expecting, simply because it opens the dsp exclusively and forces all other audio programs (e.g. youtube vids) to fail. In short, it doesn't work acceptably well on my machine either. Fail. I'd forgotten how miserable Linux audio used to be.

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