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Schedule: XAudio, an Audio extension for the X Window System

Helge Bahmann
Day Sunday
Room H.2213
Start time 10:30
End time 11:00
Duration 00:30
Event type Podium
Language English
XAudio, an Audio extension for the X Window System

XAudio extends the X Window System to support audio processing; this extension is currently implemented as a loadable module for the server. X clients can capture, playback and process audio through the X server.

Audio processing is network transparent, optionally low-latency can be achieved through a shared memory mechanism. An audio manager performs functions analogous to the Window/Compositing manager, such as determining mix-down of streams from multiple clients.

The XAudio project aims to showcase the considerable benefits of integration compared to stand-alone audio daemons. And will demonstrate the feasibility of this approach and hopefully provide a standard implementation of this concept.