cesium wrote:The issue is jackd, not qjackctl (which is just a GUI wrapper IIRC). Older jackd had an OSS backend, but I think the current one has it enabled only on the Solaris platform. I had a patch to amend this, but it will probably require some finicking around to get it entirely to work.
frabato56 wrote:Thanks for the replies. I need to edit a wave file and so I was trying to run ardour which requires jack. Audacity was not behaving well at all nor was kwave. I don't know enough about coding to tinker with the patch (I don't know anything about coding) but I am a composer and I have cubase running on windows 7 so it's no problem for me to get the job done using those tools. I have an m-audio sound card running through a hafler amp and preamp and I will say that with my setup, oss4 sounds better alsa, it seems a shame that oss4 doesn't work with jackd because most people doing serious audio work in linux are probably using jack and those people would probably appreciate the higher quality of sound provided by oss4. I wish I had the expertise to be able to contribute something in this direction but I don't. Again, thanks for the replies, this is really not a big issue for me and I am still quite happy using oss4 for everything else on linux.
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frabato56 wrote:Thanks igorzwx,
Well I followed all the links and there are some informative and some amusing bits out there. Audacity is a fairly straightforward program and it runs fine with alsa but not with oos4 (at least not on my machine running debian stable), playback is garbled and I have fussed with the bitrate settings and I've tried flac, wave and ogg files all with the same garbled results. As I said though, not a big deal as I have other ways to get the job done. Anyway thanks again for the entertaining post.
frabato56 wrote:Well once again thanks for the reply. I had already tried the settings that you recommended but the results are the same. When I say that the sound is garbled, I don't mean that it's a bit messed up, I mean that it is unrecognizable and completely trashed. I don't think that my computer is having a hard time processing this. It's a 2.4g quadcore with 6g ram. But now you have me curious about this so when I get a bit of spare time, hopefully in the next day or two, I'll backup with clonezilla and try using a different distro. I believe that I've asked this before but perhaps things have changed. What distros make life easy for a guy trying to use oss4? Archlinux comes to mind so I"ll give that a try. Any others?
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frabato56 wrote:Well here's the next bit of information about this experiment. Running audacity on debian stable produced unrecognizable sounds so, off to arch linux. I hadn't installed arch for a while and now you can install xorg and a desktop at installation. So I took advantage of that and then booted into a nice xfce4 desktop with oss4 installed. I then installed audacity. Across the top of the gui you get file, edit, view, transport etc., after setting the preferences to 44.1 and 16 bit I close out the preferences box to find that there is now only fi across the top and clicking where the others should be does nothing. Ah so what, lets play a file, so I close the program and when I reopen it there are all the menu items across the top again, good. I open a .wav and the waveform renders nicely, then click on play = nothing, press the spacebar = nothing, the cursor, or whatever you want to call that vertical line that moves during playback, does not move. Well, at least the behaviour is different, variety is the spice of life. The sound is fine with vlc and gogglesmm. Well, maybe I'll try another distro.
frabato56 wrote:Hello again,
I did a network install onto the hard drive, I didn't use the live cd. This is a fresh install and I only installed oss4 I did not install alsa-utils nor is alsa in the modules array in rc.conf. I've added "blacklist soundcore" to /etc/modprobe.d/alsa_blacklist.conf. and the sound is fine on all the applications except for audacity. Go figure, oss4 works just fine, audacity does not.
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