LPC: Linux audio: it's a mess
Posted Sep 19, 2008 9:51 UTC (Fri) by NAR
In reply to: LPC: Linux audio: it's a mess
Parent article: LPC: Linux audio: it's a mess
I prefer having modern conveniences like USB hot-plugged audio hardware and Bluetooth headsets just working [...] PulseAudio just works (except for Flash).
How many people want to use USB hot-plugged audio hardware and bluetooth headsets? How many want to watch (and listen to!) Flash? I think there are a couple of order of magnitude difference between the two. If a project goes for the first class of users instead of the second, then it doesn't have place in the default installation of a general purpose distribution. Actually Ubuntu Hardy breaking Youtube with PulseAudio was the last bit of motivation for me to move back to Windows on my home desktop.
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