World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

ARts

aRts
Original author(s) Stefan Westerfeld
Developer(s) KDE
Stable release 1.5.9 / February 19, 2008 (2008-02-19)[1]
Development status inactive
Operating system Unix-like
Type Sound server
License GNU General Public License
Website .org.arts-projectwww

aRts (which stands for analog real time synthesizer) is an audio framework that is no longer under development. It is best known for previously being used in K Desktop Environment 2 and 3 to simulate an analog synthesizer.

A key component of aRts is the sound server which mixes several sound streams in realtime. The sound server, called artsd (d for daemon), is also utilized as the standard sound server for K Desktop Environment 2–3. However, the sound server is not dependent on K Desktop Environment and can be used in other projects. It is a direct competitor to JACK Audio Connection Kit, another real-time sound server, and an indirect competitor to the Enlightened Sound Daemon (ESD). It is now common to use ALSA’s software mixing instead of artsd.

The aRts platform also includes aRts Builder — an application for building custom layouts and configurations for audio mixers, sequencers, synthesizers and other audio schema via a user-friendly graphical user interface. aRts is free software, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

Contents

  • End of project 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

End of project

On December 2, 2004 aRts' creator and primary developer Stefan Westerfeld announced he was leaving the project due to a variety of fundamental development and technical issues with aRts.

In KDE Software Compilation 4 developers chose to replace aRts with a new multimedia API known as Phonon.[2] Phonon provides a common interface on top of other systems, usually VLC media player or GStreamer, to avoid being dependent on a single multimedia framework.

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.kde.org/announcements/announce-3.5.9.php
  2. ^ “Phonon: Multimedia in KDE 4”, dot.kde.org, 27 April 2006.

External links

  • Official website – The aRts project website
  • The aRts project website at the Wayback Machine
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.