Other notable missing items are phonon, AOSS, xine, mplayer backend, vlc backend, etc. That diagram is basically a promo advertisement for pulseaudio (which still has a loooooooooong ways to go). There is no denying that audio really is a mess in linux with so many duplicated efforts with many overlapping projects. There really should be no reason why kernels have to be recompiled for example when a low latency connection is warranted. Quicktime, AISO, kernel streaming for example don't require a different kernel for the other OS's. I have thought many times that the COMPLETE audio has to be redone in linux scrapping legacy compatibility to get it up to the competitions capability. One of the most frustrating things about linux and other free OS's is their insistent wanting of maintaining compatibility no matter the cost to end performance.
No announcement yet.
Adobe's Linux Video API Rant Extended