Wine sound discussion summary

Maarten Lankhorst m.b.lankhorst at
Sun Dec 6 16:21:11 CST 2009


Roderick Colenbrander schreef:
> On Sun, Dec 6, 2009 at 10:42 PM, Stefan Dösinger <stefandoesinger at> wrote:
>>> Though, how would MIDI be handled. I think that OpenAL doesn't handle MIDI...
>> Good question.
>> As far as I can see PulseAudio doesn't support MIDI either, but it is certainly available in Alsa, CoreAudio and on Windows Vista, even though its more tricky to activate HW midi on Vista.
>> Emulating MIDI through a software synthesizer won't fly, as this will make it impossible to use hardware instruments.
>> A related topic: How do Joysticks connected to the gameport work(which is the same hardware connector as MIDI).  I think that a joystick already takes an entirely different path in the Linux kernel and it doesn't get anywhere near a sound system, so we don't have to bother about it. Is that correct?
> Joysticks work using /dev/js or evdev these days. It was hard to find
> some info on MIDI for Vista but I believe it still works using WinMM.
> You really need oss or alsa for midi I think.
I wouldn't be surprised if this still was the case, we could keep the 
midi interfaces around and just report 0 wave in/out devices for 
oss/coreaudio/alsaa once we complete wine7audio.drv.


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