open source challenges (was Re: FreeBSD Most wanted)

Daniela dgw at
Sat Mar 6 02:39:59 PST 2004

On Saturday 06 March 2004 03:26, Mike Hoskins wrote:
> On Fri, 5 Mar 2004, Vulpes Velox wrote:
> > For itunes? what part do you want? exporting? well we can do that far
> > bloody better... nfs, smb, and then there is some awesome streaming
> as a closet musician, i wish there was a good fbsd audio solution.
> there's not, really, and that's no fault of fbsd's.  (because there aren't
> good one's - imco - for linux either, which has much more commercial
> buy-in at this point.)  assuming you actually get your high-end audio card
> recognized (mine aren't even supported), you either don't find the tools
> you need (because there's no real incentive to develop them for free) or
> you find tools which mostly work, but produce sub-standard output quality.
> (that's even a problem with many windoze-based solutions costing $$$.)

Yeah, good point, I fully agree with you. But have you tried ecasound?
I love it for audio processing, and it's very extensible.

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