[PD] streamin~ for windows (bug)

Anthony Lee awll at cs.ubc.ca
Thu Jul 29 00:24:51 CEST 2004


I'm using streamin~ and I can't avoid using it on a windows box (it's 
the one that has a 24 in / 24 out soundcard). I was having trouble using 
streamin~ on it because sys_addpollfn was (I assume) sucking up all the 
cpu after a disconnection on the client side. Does anyone know if 
Guenter is still working on this external?

I hacked the external to get it to sleep for a millisecond before 
returning when there's no data coming through the socket but I don't 
think that's the best solution (it does appear to solve the problem 
though) and I would really like to know if anyone has found any other 
streaming externals - streamin13~ and streamout13~ don't seem to work at 
all. If there are any with multiple channel support that would be really 

I'm really surprised that there aren't many other uncompressed audio 
streaming externals. The mp3-streaming externals simply won't do because 
of latency.


PS - I'm not sure how the threading works in pd, but for some reason I'm 
under the impression that I might be putting the entire pd app. to sleep 
with my hack - if that's not the case then I'm not too but if it is I 
think I'll need to find a better solution.

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