[CM] Disk full with SND files in /tmp

e deleflie edeleflie@gmail.com
Fri, 25 May 2007 17:47:57 +1000

On 5/25/07, René Bastian <rbastian@free.fr> wrote:
> Le Vendredi 25 Mai 2007 02:46, Bill Schottstaedt a écrit :
> > > Wont that load the full contents of the original sound file into RAM?
> > > (or does that already happen?)
> >
> > No.  It makes no difference in that regard.  Normally Snd loads about
> > 8192 samples into RAM per reader.   And calling the GC won't help,
> > as I mentioned before.
> >
> Loading only 8192 samples into RAM has the effect that the playback
> of a sound file is often disrupted : Snd cannot be
> utilized on stage (the same can happen with with newer versions
> of linuxian software, i.e. play or aplay ... whereas the older versions
> worked fine).

that's no problems for me since I'm only using SND to convert
Ambisonic files into DTS 5.1 surround ones (on a server). No real time

but wouldn't SND have smart disk read/write management if used live ?