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Encyclopedia > Enlightened Sound Daemon

In computing, the Enlightened Sound Daemon (ESD or EsounD) is the sound server for Enlightenment and GNOME. It mixes several sound streams into one for output. It can also manage network-transparent audio. ESD is largely considered a defunct project, as it has not been developed since 2000. Alternative sound daemons include JACK Audio Connection Kit (which does not provide network transparency) ,aRtsd and PulseAudio. Originally, the word computing was synonymous with counting and calculating, and a science that deals with the original sense of computing mathematical calculations. ... A sound server is software usually running in the background on a PC or Mac to manage the use of and access to audio devices, most notably, the soundcard. ... Categories: Software stubs | Free software | X window managers ... A gnome hiding behind a toadstool. ... A computer network is a system for communication between computers. ... In computer networks location transparency describes names used to identify network resources independent of both the users location and the resource location. ... Sound reproduction is the electrical or mechanical re-creation and/or amplification of sound, often as music. ... The JACK Audio Connection Kit or JAC is a soundserver or daemon that provides low latency connections between so-called jackified applications. ... The Arts is a broad subdivision of culture, comprised of many expressive disciplines. ... PulseAudio (formerly Polypaudio) is a cross-platform networked sound server project. ...

External links

  • EsounD - The Enlightened Sound Daemon - Overview (project home page)

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ARts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (285 words)
The soundserver called aRtsd (d for Daemon) is also utilized as the standard soundserver for KDE.
It is a direct competitor to JACK Audio Connection Kit, another real-time sound server.
The artsd daemon time to time crashes with a segmentation fault and must be restarted manually.
Sound server - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (85 words)
A sound server is software usually running in the background on a PC or Mac to manage the use of and access to audio devices, most notably, the soundcard.
The term could also apply to a server dedicated to audio streaming or a networked or stand-alone appliance for playing sounds and sound files.
This page was last modified 03:25, 23 May 2006.
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