[PD] streamin~ for windows (bug)

guenter geiger geiger at xdv.org
Thu Jul 29 15:52:26 CEST 2004

On Wed, 28 Jul 2004, Anthony Lee wrote:
> Hello,
> 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 will leave for holidays tomorrow, so I can't look into the problem now.
I have to investigate the state of these objects (haven't used them for a
long time and I didn't know that anyone is using them).
I was planning add multichannel and lossless compression support, but
I don't know when this will happen.


> 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
> great.
> 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.
> Anthony
> 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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