Sound server

From LQWiki
Jump to: navigation, search

As many other programs in Linux the sound system is built up using a server-client solution. The sound server is the part responsible for the actual communication with the hardware, the sound card. To this sound server different clients could connect and request to send sound data to the sound card.

These sound clients could be ordinary programs like a mp3 player or a video player, but it could in some cases be a client running on another computer connected over the network.

Sound servers