RoarAudio - RoarAudio sound system and package
is a modern, multi-OS, network transparent sound system. It
supports a large amount of features required for home and professional usage.
Its main purpose is to connect software (like media players) and devices (like
soundcards) as a mid-layer adding features you expect from a modern sound
system like software mixing and full network transparency.
RoarAudio can also be used to connect multiple software components. An example
for such a setup is a common webradio setup where the used playback software
is connected to a streaming server in addition to a local soundcard. RoarAudio
has special features for such setups like meta data passing.
* fully network transparent. Network support for UNIX Domain Sockets, TCP/IP
* multiple audio streams per client
* Vorbis comments like meta data for each audio stream
* support for "legacy" clients via libroaresd, libroararts,
* support for PulseAudio and OpenBSD's sndio clients via libroarpulse and
* supported by many media players and other sound using applications!
* mixing clients at individual levels like an analog mixer
* server and client side support for common codecs like Ogg Vorbis, Speex, FLAC
and many more
* support for 8, 16, 24 and 32 bit per sample. Mixer resolution up to 64 bit
* and many more...
Project started in mid of 2008.
2008-08-31 First official release (v. 0.1)
2009-02-04 First release of the new trunk for 0.2 (v. 0.2beta0)
With this release the version schema was changed.
2009-05-21 Release of version 0.2
2009-09-06 First commercal use (roarphone, v. 0.3beta0)
2010-06-11 New pre-release based release-cycle was introduced to improve
2010-08-22 Release of version 0.3