Subject: Re: PCM8 vs. PCM16/LINEAR?
To: John Brezak <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Rob Healey <email@example.com>
Date: 08/06/1995 09:42:24
> True. But Sun really didn't get things right. They work ok for the limited
> audio capabilities of their workstations, but the PC audio cards today
> are way beyond that. In the NetBSD mixer design, there was a alot of thought
> put in for flexability and capability for compat. I think it has both. I
> looked at many mixers, and thought that the Windows one really had the
> most flexability. The Sun one, well it was for a Sun.
Which Sun? The current model Sun's like the 4 and the 5 have much
more capable sound system than the SS1/SS2 type systems.
The audio interface in Solaris has been extended to handle the
additional capabilitys; i.e. stereo CD+ sound record/playback and
internal snarf from the CDROM on the 4/5's.
Interested partys may want to look at the current Solaris 2.4 interface
rather than some old ratty StunOS 4.x one build for anciant SS? series