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Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] Suggestion to enable JACK audio backend in IceCat

From: Narcis Garcia
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] Suggestion to enable JACK audio backend in IceCat
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 14:56:31 +0100

I like this proposal, if not interferes with any other feature,
performance or license.

El 16/12/17 a les 12:41, Damien Zammit ha escrit:
> Hi there,
> I know a lot of users who would really like their browser to have native
> JACK audio support (see jackaudio.org).  Last year I managed to convince
> Mozilla to accept a patch that improved the existing JACK audio backend
> within Firefox to use a callback model instead of a synchronous one and
> also made inclusion of the JACK code a compile time option.
> Mozilla have never enabled the JACK code by refusing to `--enable-jack`
> within their default builds.  They have made it clear that they don't
> want to support their users to use yet another audio backend for
> mainstream firefox.
> However, I would like to suggest that IceCat switch on --enable-jack at
> compile time so that advanced audio users can route their browser audio
> into other programs with ease.  This would enable, eg, musicians to jam
> live to streaming sites such as youtube and record their mixed jam
> sessions into another program (such as Ardour).
> Other use cases are such as, those who dislike the cludgey pulseaudio
> system and still want audio from their browser (ALSA backend is going
> away soon ?)
> I hope you folks like my suggestion and for your convenience, I have
> included a patch on savannah to switch it on if you decide to include it.
> NB: Including the compile time flag does not force JACK-only audio, it
> only uses jack if jackd server is running, otherwise it falls back to
> default behaviour.
> Cheers,
> Damien
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> http://gnuzilla.gnu.org

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