DIrectSound on top of openAL ?
jerome.gardou at gmail.com
Sun Oct 26 08:06:07 CDT 2008
I was wondering why directsound was not implemented using openal. As
direct3d is implemented on top of opengl.
I see three major advantages :
openAL is cross-platform, whereas alsa is linux-specific.
openAL is (sometimes) hardware-accelerated.
Wine would bring directsound hardware acceleration to windows vista :)
for manufacturers which bring hardware accelerated openal drivers...
Plus, wine would benefit of the system's openal configuration. No need
to chosse between OSS and ALSA, the user would have done it through his
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