ALSA driver 1.0.14 RC1 review

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The Advanced Linux Sound Architecture is composed of several parts

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 2348K
Developer: ALSA Team
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The Advanced Linux Sound Architecture is composed of several parts. The first is a fully modularized sound driver which supports module autoloading, devfs, isapnp autoconfiguration, and gives complete access to analog audio, digital audio, control, mixer, synthesizer, DSP, MIDI, and timer components of audio hardware.

It also includes a fully-featured kernel-level sequencer, a full compatibility layer for OSS/Free applications, an object-oriented C library which covers and enhances the ALSA kernel driver functionality for applications (client/server, plugins, PCM sharing/multiplexing, PCM metering, etc.), an interactive configuration program for the driver, and some simple utilities for basic management.

Here are some key features of "ALSA driver":
Efficient support for all types of audio interfaces, from consumer soundcards to professional multichannel audio interfaces.
Fully modularized sound drivers.
SMP and thread-safe design.
User space library (alsa-lib) to simplify application programming and provide higher level functionality.
Support for the older OSS API, providing binary compatibility for most OSS programs.

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