Re: Just Tried Dynebolic Linux Audio Suite. Don't Waste Your Time :(
From: Grug (grug2005_at_hotmail.com)
Date: 6 Jun 2005 11:11:35 -0700
Noah Roberts wrote:
> Luis Dunbar wrote:
> > 1. My monitor screen is flickering like mad for some reason. I have an
> > Nvidia board and a Sony 21 inch monitor. The desktop, Windomaker is
> > pretty nice and considering the entire thing runs from CD it's quite
> > fast.
> There could actually be a number of reasons for this. You probably have
> a poor refresh rate due to it defaulting to safe values.
> > 2. Ardour requires some program called Jackit which is located in the
> > DJ menu. However Audacity doesn't like Jackit so in order to run
> > Audacity I had to stop jackit.
> Not all programs use jack. Jack takes the soundcard. Nothing that
> doesn't use jack can then get or make sound. This is how it is supposed
> to work. Audacity does support jack I believe but apparently not in
> that system. Sometimes there are menu options that will allow the
> progam to change audio i/o. I don't use audacity.
> > 4. The audio does NOT seem to be multi-client. Starting 2 audio
> > applications one after the other causes the second one started to
> > complain about not having access to the audio device.
> Most soundcards only allow a single program to play through them at
> once. Some have mixers and can.
Just to clarify, this is a Linux only failure.
Windows 2000/XP can easily handle many audio clients at once. You
never get denied access to the audio device.
I believe an application could request exclusive control, however, if
this were needed.
Linux has horrible audio integration into the OS.
> > 5. I see no way of importing an audio file into Ardour. I looked up the
> > manual online and it says right clicking should bring up a sub-menu
> > with import selections.
> Right click on a track -> Import -> Import external sndfile
> > It doesn't?
> > 6. ReZound seemed like a decent editor, certainly enough I-candi but it
> > complained about errors in every single wave file I loaded, although it
> > played them fine.
> Maybe there is something wrong with all the wave files you loaded.