[music-dsp] to those who used MME (waveX) calls
Kirill 'Big K' Katsnelson
kkm at dtmx.com
Fri Feb 2 19:13:14 EST 2001
Some time ago, James Chandler Jr wrote...
>DirectSound looks like a much better way to handle playback than MME. I
>haven't explored it enough, because our programs must support just about any
>crummy $10 sound card, and there are lots of potential customers still
First of all, DirectX creates a "wrapper" for a MME driver under 9x
even if the card does not have a "true" directX driver.
Seconf of all, there are DirectX redistributable files for Window 95.
Afaik, it come with DirectX 5, which is already enough for sound output
(it might lack those 3D aural things), and, to the best of my knowledge,
you can install even DX8, the latest, on Windows 95.
>maybe DirectSound can handle Win95 and crummy Crystal sound cards as
>well as MME, dunno?
Yes it can! :)
More to this, Micorosft recommends to use DirectX with WDM drivers, as
you can get better performance with it.
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