Subject: Re: Ideas on the audio framework
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Nathan J. Williams <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/03/2004 15:36:12
Jason Thorpe <> writes:

> On Dec 3, 2004, at 9:14 AM, Nathan J. Williams wrote:
> > How will this work for hardware that natively supports different
> > formats (sample rates, say)? If multiple streams at different rates
> > are mixed, will the lower-rate ones all have to be resampled? Or will
> > it resample both to some (maximum?) rate?
> Not use multiple formats... but some modern audio chips have multiple
> voices and can do the mixing in hardware... we should support that in
> the same interface, as well.

Sure, but I'm asking what happens on hardware that supports one
variable-rate voice when I play one stream at 44100 and then a second
at 24000. Do we then up-sample both to 48000?

        - Nathan