At 22:27 27/09/00, Niall O Broin wrote:
>Now of course anyone can copy such music in an analog manner via the output
>from a sound card, just like tape to tape copies of old, but of course
>there's a quality loss. I had an inspiration today. At the sound driver
>point, SDMI must have been decoded to a sound sample, or rather a digital
>representation of an analog waveform, because this is what a sound card
>wants as input. Somebody tell me why a bogus sound driver could not be
>written which, instead of passing digital data to D/A sound hardware, simply
>buffers said digital data and then saves it to disk, for subsequent
>conversion to the digital format (MP3) of choice ?
It's been done already, I this with reference to saving Real Audio streams
a couple of years ago.
In fact a quick search turned up paudio
which looks like it'd do the job!
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