perhaps esd is not as evil as it seems

Shawn adonijah at
Tue Sep 21 00:14:09 UTC 2004

On Mon, 20 Sep 2004 19:49:27 -0400, Rob Diehl <diehlr at> wrote:
> Another option is to leave the esd process enabled and set XMMS to use
> the eSound Output Plugin. Seems to be working very well. Only problem is
> the playback latency is much greater.

It's only a problem for *some* ALSA sound drivers. The emu10k1 alsa
driver for example, allows simultaneous output through esd, /dev/dsp,
and the ALSA interfaces ;)

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