esd prevents sound working in some apps/games...

Felipe Alfaro Solana felipe.alfaro at
Sat Sep 30 20:38:00 UTC 2006

On 9/30/06, Gabriel M Dragffy <dragffy at> wrote:
> So what's the real point of ESD? What does it do? Even if I kill it's
> process I can still get sound from my applications... so why run it?

AFAIK, ESD was used a long time ago when the sound drivers didn't
support native sound mixing. I think now it seems pretty useless to
me. aRTS, for example, is similar to ESD but has several plug-ins to
implement fancy effects, like echo, filters, etc.

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