[wdmaudiodev] Re: Re : Re: USB Audio/WASAPI channel limits?

  • From: Tim Roberts <timr@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "wdmaudiodev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <wdmaudiodev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:38:38 -0800

Timothy Knudtson wrote:
>> To four decimal places, Audio Class 1.0 satisfies 100% of the Windows
>> users in the world.
> Where does this number come from?

The problem is sheer volume.  There are a billion Windows machines in
the world.  How many really need to use USB Audio 2 devices right now? 
Maybe 1,000?  Maybe 10,000?  999,990,000 out of a billion is 100%, to
four significant digits.

That's the problem Microsoft faces.  They need to make sure all of the
corporate secretaries in the world can listen to Michael Bolton through
iTunes.   16-channel 192 kHz audio is cool, but there just isn't
widespread business demand for it yet.

Tim Roberts, timr@xxxxxxxxx
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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