[MPlayer-dev-eng] Practical outcomes of the ALSA thread
mosgalin at VM10124.spb.edu
Fri May 4 22:46:13 CEST 2007
Hi Uoti Urpala!
On 2007.05.04 at 23:19:00 +0300, Uoti Urpala wrote next:
> Defaulting to a hw device has problems. However the hw devices do offer
> functionality which is not available with mixing. As I mentioned in
> another mail they support pause and have more accurate snd_pcm_delay().
What do you mean by pause? I certainly can pause mplayer..
You mean that if I press on pause for too long so it switches on/off
I'll get desync in the end?
> It might be possible to improve the latter in ALSA, but perfect pause
> with mixing seems hard. So there is a reason why you might want to use a
> hardware device with a particular program. I've configured MPlayer to
> use ALSA with a hw device myself.
Some users may want to do this, but "default" device must be used by
default. At least it'll always work. "hw" device often won't - simple as
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