[Shtoom] Re: Thanks for merging my code

Anthony Baxter anthony at interlink.com.au
Mon Oct 4 13:06:47 CEST 2004

Casper Wilstrup wrote:
> One issue though. The reason I return zero sound in the BacklogPlayout
> rather than '' is that this will cause the PCM to underrun, causing ugly
> clicking sounds when the ALSA layer resets the PCM. The zero sound
> packets are in turn balanced by discarding real packets when the backlog
> is restored to it's maximum length. This is far better than having ALSA
> buffer the extra sound bits, since this can cause unacceptable playback
> latency to build up. Replacing the 0 sound with a low white static
> sounds like a good idea though.

Hm. My idea was that we put something in place to catch underruns
and do sound substitution - for that, it's necessary to be able to
distinguish between underrun and silence.

> I'm looking forward to the day Shtoom phone supports conferencing and
> text messages - until then I'll start using th IRC channel :-)

> BTW, aren't you located in Australia? Just to get a sense of the time
> zone you're operating in...

Yep. I'm at UTC+10 for a few more weeks, then UTC+11. In general, I'm
an evening/night person, not a morning person.

Anthony Baxter     <anthony at interlink.com.au>
It's never too late to have a happy childhood.

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