[gmpi] Re: Reqs 3.9. Time - opening arguments

  • From: Tim Hockin <thockin@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gmpi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2004 14:53:26 -0800

On Sun, Feb 01, 2004 at 03:07:10PM -0500, Paul Davis wrote:
> >--> IIRC, UST time will be needed to sync GMPI hosts (plugins?) connected
> >over a (global) network. UST makes sure there is 1 unique "wall clock"
> >regardless of where the host is located in the world.
> We also need UST to sync to GMPI plugins that are not doing audio
> themselves but handle streaming data running on another clock (video
> being the most example). GMPI itself doesn't need to know anything
> about what they are doing internally, but if they cannot get UST as a
> "mediator" between the audio sample clock and their [video] clock,
> they can't function correctly.

This is only true on a given host, though, right?  Can you give me a more
detailed example of what it is useful for, how it works?

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