YIFF is a high performance, fully documented and stable sound server for UNIX games and applications.
It employs a network transparent API which allows multiple client programs to access sound capabilities in a similar way to how X clients do graphics.
The Y Sound System employs a few additional terms to generalize additional conceptual properties about using your sound card. These conceptual properties will help make it easier to work with sound using the Y system at a higher level.
· Recorder addresses the entire audio device or sound card unit.
· Audio is a set of adjustable parameters for a recorder.
· Sound the segment of data representing sound currently being played or recorded.
· Cycle is the interval in which the Sound is updated to the recorder.
A system with any of the following drivers installed:
· Advanced Linux Sound Architechture (ALSA)
· Linux sound driver (plain vanilla driver from the kernel)
· Open Sound System (OSS)
· YIFF Sound Server installed (but not configured)