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Re: Error in user manual.



There's also more to this which I frankly don't fully understand.

For example, I have a portable machine with a Pentium III which plays
multiple wav files just fine in Windows, but not in my Linux
installation. At least not until I installed Jack:

http://jackit.sourceforge.net/

This is software to allow multiple, simoultaneous sound. There's at
least one other app like Jack that I've come across, but I don't recall
what/where.

Thomas Ward writes:
> From: "Thomas Ward" <slingshooter@valkyrie.net>
> 
> Hi.
> 
> I would like to point out a glaring error in Jennifer's user manual which
> needs correcting.
> 
> Jennifer writes:
> "If you want to use auditory icons and ViaVoice is your speech synthesizer,
> check
> to see whether or not you have a multi-channel sound card (try playing a CD
> and a
> .au file at the same time - if it works, you have a multi-channel card). If
> your
> card is not multi-channel, you must install the application."
> 
> First, multichannel only works on the pcm channel which runs wave files, mp3
> files, real audio, and of course viavoice. The CDA channel which the audio
> cd's play on have always been independant channels from the pcm channel. of
> course, that means that all sound cards will play audio and pcm channels at
> the same time. Which means the only way to correctly test for multichannel
> is to play more than one wave files at the same time or play wave files with
> viavoice going, etc.
> Also note some cards are multichannel, but some Linux drivers don't support
> the multichannel ability of the card.
> 
> Hth.
> 
> 
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