Best cross-platform sound API free for commercial and non-commercial usage
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 11:29 PM
Those are all the sound libraries I know, and OpenAL is the only free (for commercial) one I know of (so long as you use the older version).
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:23 AM
There's also always the option of rolling your high-level functionality, over a low-level abstraction like PortAudio.
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:26 AM
Wow, I hadn't realised that OpenAL had turned proprietary - this is also a problem with open source development (since even if you personally aren't trying to make money, commercial use is a requirement for anything to pass as open source), and for similar reasons, OpenAL was one of the popular libraries for doing sound on Linux. I wonder what is typically recommended for Linux programming these days?
Wikipedia mentions OpenAL Soft as an open source alternative, but I don't have any experience of that myself.
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 04:01 PM
Edited by AgentC, 12 August 2012 - 04:03 PM.
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