Wine sound discussion summary

Robert Reif reif at
Mon Dec 7 18:28:27 CST 2009

Maarten Lankhorst wrote:
> The lack of an accelerated dsound interface isn't that big, just means
I wish accelerated direct sound had been a big issue.  Both OSS and alsa
theoretically could support it under very limited circumstances but
there was no guarantee that it could be supported under all circumstances.

With full direct sound hardware acceleration in the low level driver, all
software mixing would be bypassed in the current direct sound
implementation.  Direct sound would just forward calls from the
application to the driver.  That's where the direct in direct sound 
came from in the old days.

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