[openal] Querying speaker configuration

Peter Mulholland peter.mulholland at vpltd.com
Tue Oct 7 05:21:52 EDT 2014

On 07/10/2014 10:00, Richard Furse wrote:
> Ah, okay - I've answered completely the wrong question! I think you're saying that OpenAL is basically being used as a wrapper for the operating system audio hardware layer.
> Trying to think of alternatives - how is PortAudio looking these days? Does it manage to identify multichannel layouts?

There are also use cases like mine - where we are handling data coming from more than one API, 
sometimes requiring mixing. For example, we simulate DirectSound3D with OpenAL. Having to juggle 
PortAudio and openal-soft would be an unneccesary pain.

I suppose we could utilise openal-soft's loopback mode and render to PortAudio, but that seems like 
a huge hack.


Peter Mulholland
Software Developer & System Administrator
Virtual Programming Ltd

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