Replace the current gstreamer backend esound with something better

Registered by Martin Pitt on 2005-10-25

Breezy sets up and uses esound for all Gnome-related sound output. esound provides a sound card independent mixing daemon. However, users report many bugs in esound that do not happen when using ALSA directly. In addition, esound has a high latency which makes it unsuitable for video playback.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Fabio Massimo Di Nitto
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
Martin Pitt
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Martin Pitt
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for dapper
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Martin Pitt on 2006-08-16
Completed by
Martin Pitt on 2006-08-16

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Reviewed by burgundavia, 3 Nov.
Approved by fabbione, 3 Nov.

2006-01-03: gstreamer and esound changes completed; the only thing that is missing is the change to libgnome to not use esd directly for sound events; since that is an upstream problem, I remove the estimated days

2006-01-05: Regarded as implemented from our side.

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