SoC idea: improve dsound/winmm

Raphael fenix at
Fri Apr 21 14:30:28 CDT 2006

On Friday 21 April 2006 20:52, Roderick Colenbrander wrote:
> Hi,
> One of the things users complain about is wine's sound quality. Problems
> which you experience range from crackling sound in media players to buffer
> underruns and high latencies in games.
> For a part the problem is caused by crappy audio drivers and soundcards.
> None the less are there things in wine which can be improved to reduce the
> issues. I don't know this part of the code well but I believe the alsa
> driver is far from optimal and second the dsound contains some bugs too.
> In this SoC project a student would need to look into the causes of wine's
> bad sound quality and try to improve it by fixing winealsa and other parts.

I approve this proposal.
DSound/WinMM is the main cause of games problems (after copy protections) :
performances hole, deadlocks ... 

> Regards,
> Roderick Colenbrander

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