On Wed, Mar 06, 2002 at 12:11:46AM +0000, Paul Kelly wrote:
> >Can't the sound driver handle two sources or what ?
>> Treat yourself to an emu10k1 based card (Creative SB Live! series and SB
> PCI 1024) which does the multiplexing in the card. Lots (32?) of
> programs can open /dev/dsp and you get two outputs, one mirroring the
> other, each with independent volume control. I use one for speakers, the
> other for headphones. If you use the ALSA driver, and you're willing to
> get your hands dirty in a config file, you can set it up such that
> /dev/dsp0 goes to one output while /dev/dsp1 goes to the other, with no
> mixing between the two.
This sounds like quite a fancy card, but I really don't particularly need
fantastic sound functionality, and it doesn't seem to me like I'm asking for
that much. I haven't tried, but I'd be very surprised if 'doze couldn't play
a beep over an MP3 player with just about any sound card. Of course I know
shag all about sound programming and Linux' sound support has always been
behind the curve, so I suppose it's 'hard' in some way or other.
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