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    Audio servers

    Is there any advantage to using an audio server like jacks or arts? Right now I'm using straight alsa, but I've grown curious...
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    Alsa is a great system. You can do almost everything.

    Each audio server has its peculiarities (correct word? ). I've not investigated a lot, but arts is an audio synthetizer (so you can generate sound building a "network" of audio generators/modifiers); esd is an network audio server (so you can hear sound thru a network).

    Actually I'm using arts because its integration in the KDE enviroment (and because I'm too lazy to setup the ALSA dmix plugin, wich permits to open multiple times the audio device mixing audio streams).

    IHMO, ALSA should be enought for most desktop users. (for example, I've read an ALSA configuration to join multiple stereo audio card to have a single virtual audio card of 2/4/6 indipendent channels!!!)
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