Sound Support Cygwin/X

Fries, David D
Wed Feb 18 17:17:00 GMT 2004

> From: Gerhard "Zweimüller" <>
> My goal is to to run a SIP Phone on the Linux box and
> use my Windows box for display/mic/speakers.
> Thanks and best regards,
> Gerhard

I've tried internet phones in the past and the biggest
complaint I had was the delay.  I can't imagine that
adding yet another hop over the network would provide
acceptable audio even if you get it to work.  It would
work fine to have the X GUI display on windows if you
plug your mic and headphones into the Linux sound card,
but I would question if it is worth looking into
moving audio around with such a time critical
application as phones.

What software are you using on Linux?  I assume it is
software only and doesn't use any hardware (other than
a standard sound card).  I've used gnomemeeting and
was curious if there was something better out there.

David Fries
The Boeing Company
Training Systems & Services

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