Prospects of an OpenAL audio driver...
eric.pouech at wanadoo.fr
Sun Jun 4 02:45:32 CDT 2006
> The reason for using OpenAL is for platforms that dont have
> alsa/oss/esd/... support
> For one it gives a chance to test audio on windows for example -- and
> on mac osx (although the winecoreaudio driver is making great progress).
planning to use OpenAL for portability reasons is a bad idea IMO:
- it won't support the mapping required by dsound (unless we decide to
drop the HW support)
- OpenAL is overkill (in terms of API) for portability (PortAudio would
be better IMO)
- OpenAL doesn't support recording AFAICT
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