Re: FireWire audio on Linux: past, present and future
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I've tried to use it with my laptop's Firewire port, but we haven't been able to make it work yet. We never have enough time to troubleshoot and figure out why it's not working. It's possible I have a junk Firewire chip on this laptop. :-(
I need to talk with our electronics tech about pulling the Firewire audio out of the rack, so I can take it home and try working out the problems.
On 06/16/2012 08:35 AM, Neil wrote:
Are FireWire 400/800 combo host adapters still contra-indicated? On Jun 15, 2012 1:46 PM, "david" <gnome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:gnome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote: On 06/15/2012 04:46 AM, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote: On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 6:13 PM, Dave Phillips wrote: Excellent article/interviews. However, it ignores a rather salient development - the gradual disappearance of Firewire from desktop and laptop machines. The last time I shopped I was surprised to see that FW, like PCI, is becoming rare hardware, presumably due to improved performance from USB3 (?). It's rather because of USB2 stack on WIndows becoming more solid. There were times when some M-Audio's USB2 interfaces couldn't be used on Windows at all due to IRQ collisions. A friend of mine gave up on one and exchanged it to a FireWire interface some 6 or 7 years ago, and that was quite common. So, I thought about this, but then again I couldn't find much info on actual rejection of FireWire by vendors as in numbers, stats etc. So I thought I'd rather skip it. Thunderbolt is an interesting approach, but I've yet to see a single audio interface for real work, not fun, using it. Otherwise a fine piece. Thanks for the pointer, Alex ! You are welcome :) Alexandre Prokoudine http://libregraphicsworld.org The real reason for vendor rejection of Firewire is the higher cost of licensing Firewire vs USB. Margins on hardware are almost non-existent, so every little bit of cost lowered helps.
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