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SubjectRe: ALSA vs. OSS
At Tue, 20 Jan 2004 12:06:58 -0500,
Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> Tue, 20 Jan 2004 @ 15:28 +0100, Takashi Iwai said:
> > sb live has a single capture (record) device although it can play
> > multiple streams at the same time. when both apps try to open
> I don't believe that is true of all Live! cards.
> There are some minor differences between them.
> I record from multiple sources all the time on mine.
> It came with a utility that let you mix all the inputs, perform effects
> on them, etc.

yes, the sources are multiple but they are mixed up.
the point is that the access to the device is exclusive.
i.e. you cannot record the mic input with two applications
concurrently (ALSA can do via dsnoop plugin, BTW).

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