Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 10th Aug 2002 05:42 UTC
Multimedia, AV Browsing Freshmeat tonight, the premier online Linux software repository, I came across to these two great (and brand new) applications, ReBorn and ReZound. Reborn, a Rebirth clone that will soon become open source according to the developer, provides a software emulation of three of Roland's most famous electronic musical instruments. It got me thinking as to how much more viable Linux is today as a professional (or semi-professional) audio platform than it used to be two years ago. Update: On a related multimedia notice, WinAMP 3.0 for Windows was released yesterday.
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Architecture missing
by robUx4 on Sat 10th Aug 2002 08:38 UTC

Well, Linux can be seen as a good platform for network or 3D. But not audio AT ALL ! It's deeply missing 2 key elements of modern audio programs : an equivalent to DirectShow and an equivalent to VST.

So all these guys are always reinventing the wheel, and not concentrating on a real multimedia API that everyone will use...

Gstreamer could be that but relys on GTK too much (who needs a screen for audio ;) . I also have good faith in what OBOS could be : the open multimedia platform. Maybe later the superior API (sort of) could be ported to Linux.

At least it's good to see all these code resources that could be used in a bigger thing someday ;)