RFC: Remove auto-scan of ALSA devices from winealsa.drv

Max TenEyck Woodbury max at mtew.isa-geek.net
Wed Dec 12 06:02:51 CST 2012

On 12/11/2012 02:11 PM, Austin English wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 9:39 AM, Max TenEyck Woodbury
> <max at mtew.isa-geek.net> wrote:
>> On 12/11/2012 10:46 AM, Henri Verbeet wrote:
>>> It will also pretty much just remove device selection on setup with
>>> multiple audio devices, which is actually fairly common these days
>>> with USB audio devices and HDMI outputs on graphics cards. I think the
>>> correct approach would to work with upstream ALSA to fix things,
>>> instead of just removing device enumeration.
>> I do not think this is a particularly good idea.  I do have two sound
>> systems on my machine and I have assigned each to different roles.  That
>> seems to work quite well.  What does not work well is leaving the role
>> set to 'default'.  That results in the selection of the highest latency
>> device with corresponding stutters and over-runs.  The current
>> requirement for selecting an output device is mildly annoying, but no
>> where near as annoying as being forced to use a faulty device.
> You'd still be able to select a different device in the registry.
Replacing the ability to use a drop box in the app to select the audio
device with a 'regedit' session is not an improvement.  On the other
hand, I may not understand the impact of this proposal...

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