Wine sound discussion summary

Roderick Colenbrander thunderbird2k at
Sun Dec 6 10:10:48 CST 2009

On Sun, Dec 6, 2009 at 5:08 PM, Stefan Dösinger <stefandoesinger at> wrote:
> Am 06.12.2009 um 15:32 schrieb Roderick Colenbrander:
>> This audio engine is quite similar to
>> pulseaudio and it offers functionality like per stream volume which
>> normal APIs like oss/alsa/openal don't offer, so these APIs would map
>> better to a sound server than to a standard library.
> I am wondering: Does CoreAudio on OSX offer similar features? Or do we need a sound server there as well if we want to support them?
> I CC'ed Ken.
> On the big picture I like the Wine WASAPI proposal. I do however think that we should retain the capability to have multiple backends. Maybe we should go all-in on PulseAudio with its API if that gives us all needed features, and use CoreAudio on OSX if it satisfies our needs without a separate sound server.
> Stefan

I just found this document. It is a good summary: (expand all bullets)


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