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Sound libraries

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A friend asked me what is the prefered "libraries" to handle soundcards (e.g. generate sounds, write a custome player,...) for Linux and Windows (could be different).
As I'm not a PC coder and my poor experience was to scream against SDL_Audio, I'm sure there are people here who can have good advices.

Thanks !
Hum, sorry, he'd like to use the same lib for Win & Linux...
added on the 2010-11-02 09:22:03 by gloom gloom
added on the 2010-11-02 09:54:03 by ponce ponce
Stand on the stage and hum loudly when your entry is up.
added on the 2010-11-02 10:04:51 by Deus Deus
Just in case Shazz thinks we're all "just being Pouet" to him, I guess I should point out that BASS is indeed an audio library, and not just an awesome word to shout: http://www.un4seen.com/bass.html
added on the 2010-11-02 12:54:43 by gloom gloom
I like FMOD.
added on the 2010-11-02 12:58:09 by visy visy
visy obviously likes 43hz demos!
visy: If you like capping your FPS at 43, sure.

Use BASS. Really.
added on the 2010-11-02 13:07:40 by kusma kusma
HivelyTracker replayer ;-)
added on the 2010-11-02 13:12:15 by xeron xeron
visy: FMOD also suffers from crackling sound and glitches on a bit too many PC configurations.
added on the 2010-11-02 14:28:42 by gloom gloom
Uh, that's ugly :P

Guess I'll be ditching FMOD then. Do the newer FMOD Ex versions also suffer from that stupidity?
added on the 2010-11-02 14:53:17 by visy visy
Thanks guys... looks that BASS makes everyone happy :)

Rasmus, are you using openAL ? Could it be considered as the OpenGL for audio or something dead ?
OpenAL follows the same type of C-style interface afaik. It's not dead, not by far, but it's got it's share of problems.
added on the 2010-11-02 20:38:25 by superplek superplek
yeah bass will do the trick ;-)
added on the 2010-11-02 20:47:52 by Defiance Defiance
Also always used BASS for Windows stuff.
added on the 2010-11-02 22:13:28 by superplek superplek
Audiere as a latency of 10ms and tends to crash sometimes, but for music playback only, recompiling the whole thing with fresh libs(not the ones included in zip file) solves the problems, still.. it's a 300Kb dll with ogg lib only :(
added on the 2010-11-03 00:36:19 by zeroshift zeroshift
If you want audio for demos just use this: http://nothings.org/stb_vorbis/
added on the 2010-11-03 02:16:16 by xernobyl xernobyl
xernobyl: A decoder alone isn't enough...
added on the 2010-11-03 12:40:08 by kusma kusma
Launch a thread with a sound loop. Not that hard.
added on the 2010-11-03 13:35:12 by xernobyl xernobyl
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added on the 2010-11-03 13:41:32 by sol_hsa sol_hsa
Seriously though, there's probably nothing wrong with bass..
added on the 2010-11-03 13:42:13 by sol_hsa sol_hsa
Launch a thread with a sound loop. Not that hard.

Sure, but it's rather silly to spend time on that and potentially limit yourself when you want more features (effects, timing tools, different formats et cetera). BASS or any complete sound library takes care of all that for you, and not taking advantage of that better have a good reason.
added on the 2010-11-03 16:36:06 by superplek superplek


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