On Mon, Apr 23, 2001 at 10:28:36AM +0100, Liam Bedford wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 23, 2001 at 09:39:39AM +0100, Caolan McNamara came forth with:
> > Right now esd seems to work, so I'd like to see the wagons circle around that
> > one, don't know enough about the area to know if things like OpenAL from loki
> > are elements that should be part of a sound API and migrated into a single esd
> > based sound api and subsystem. As a factoid I heard a little blip a few days
> > ago that it isn't ideal under solaris, some kind of bad maximum sampling rate
> > detection.
> I think OpenAL will be a good idea.. cross platform, vendor independent (in
> the long run... Creative are working a lot on it at the moment). It'll be
> nice when we can have something say "Just play this sound with this kind of
> environment", and on a Live! it'll be nice and fast, and on all other cards
> lovely and slowwwww... <g>
First of all, OpenAL was written almost solely by Joe Valenzuela with
the help of Michael Vance and Bernd Kreimeiser while they were all at
Loki. Creative have only picked up the slack now that they have to,
since Joe and Mike have both left Loki, however anyone who read
Creatives recent press release with notice that there was no credit
given to these people. Charming.
Secondly, OpenAL was never designed as a driver layer. It is solely a 3D
audio API, designed specifically for use in game development and its
very good at what it does. Its API is perfectly suited for use alongside
OpenGL, which is a big plus.
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