Class SOFTSourceLatency


  • public class SOFTSourceLatency
    extends java.lang.Object
    Native bindings to the SOFT_source_latency extension.

    This extension provides a method for applications to more accurately measure the playback latency of sources. Unextended OpenAL allows apps to retrieve a source's playback offset in bytes, samples, or seconds, but this is (typically) where the AL is processing the audio data.

    Often, more processing is done outside of the AL. Audio servers are common and they can introduce a bit of latency, increasing the time between when the AL is done with a piece of audio data until it gets heard by the user. If the OpenAL implementation uses its own mixer, that can also add to the latency. This can ultimately cause a not-insignificant delay between where the AL is processing and what is actually being heard.

    Although this delay may not be very noticeable for general gaming, if the app is trying to keep a video or animation syncronized with the playback of an OpenAL source this extra delay can cause the audio and video to appear of out sync.

    Luckily, most audio systems have a way of measuring the latency it takes for sound to actually get to the physical output device (the DAC or speakers). By providing this information through the AL, an application can more accurately tell what a user is hearing and thus synchronize better with the audio output.

    • Field Detail

      • AL_SAMPLE_OFFSET_LATENCY_SOFT

        public static final int AL_SAMPLE_OFFSET_LATENCY_SOFT
        The playback position, expressed in fixed-point samples, along with the playback latency, expressed in nanoseconds (1/1000000000ths of a second). This attribute is read-only.

        The first value in the returned vector is the sample offset, which is a 32.32 fixed-point value. The whole number is stored in the upper 32 bits and the fractional component is in the lower 32 bits. The value is similar to that returned by SAMPLE_OFFSET, just with more precision.

        The second value is the latency, in nanoseconds. It represents the length of time it will take for the audio at the current offset to actually reach the speakers or DAC. This value should be considered volatile, as it may change very often during playback (it can depend on a number of factors, including how full the mixing buffer OpenAL may be using is timer jitter, or other changes deeper in the audio pipeline).

        The retrieved offset and latency should be considered atomic, with respect to one another. This means the returned latency was measured exactly when the source was at the returned offset.

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        Constant Field Values
      • AL_SEC_OFFSET_LATENCY_SOFT

        public static final int AL_SEC_OFFSET_LATENCY_SOFT
        The playback position, along with the playback latency, both expressed in seconds. This attribute is read-only.

        The first value in the returned vector is the offset in seconds. The value is similar to that returned by SEC_OFFSET, just with more precision.

        The second value is the latency, in seconds. It represents the length of time it will take for the audio at the current offset to actually reach the speakers or DAC. This value should be considered volatile, as it may change very often during playback (it can depend on a number of factors, including how full the mixing buffer OpenAL may be using is, timer jitter, or other changes deeper in the audio pipeline).

        The retrieved offset and latency should be considered atomic with respect to one another. This means the returned latency was measured exactly when the source was at the returned offset.

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        Constant Field Values
    • Method Detail

      • alSourcedSOFT

        public static void alSourcedSOFT​(int source,
                                         int param,
                                         double value)
        Sets the double value of a source parameter.
        Parameters:
        source - the source to modify
        param - the parameter to modify
        value - the parameter value
      • alSource3dSOFT

        public static void alSource3dSOFT​(int source,
                                          int param,
                                          double value1,
                                          double value2,
                                          double value3)
        Sets the 3 dimensional double values of a source parameter.
        Parameters:
        source - the source to modify
        param - the parameter to modify
        value1 - the first value
        value2 - the second value
        value3 - the third value
      • nalSourcedvSOFT

        public static void nalSourcedvSOFT​(int source,
                                           int param,
                                           long value)
        Unsafe version of: SourcedvSOFT
      • alSourcedvSOFT

        public static void alSourcedvSOFT​(int source,
                                          int param,
                                          java.nio.DoubleBuffer value)
        pointer version of SourcedSOFT
        Parameters:
        source - the source to modify
        param - the parameter to modify
        value - the parameter values
      • nalGetSourcedSOFT

        public static void nalGetSourcedSOFT​(int source,
                                             int param,
                                             long value)
        Unsafe version of: GetSourcedSOFT
      • alGetSourcedSOFT

        public static void alGetSourcedSOFT​(int source,
                                            int param,
                                            java.nio.DoubleBuffer value)
        Gets the double value of a source parameter.
        Parameters:
        source - the source to query
        param - the parameter to query
        value - the parameter values
      • alGetSourcedSOFT

        public static double alGetSourcedSOFT​(int source,
                                              int param)
        Gets the double value of a source parameter.
        Parameters:
        source - the source to query
        param - the parameter to query
      • nalGetSource3dSOFT

        public static void nalGetSource3dSOFT​(int source,
                                              int param,
                                              long value1,
                                              long value2,
                                              long value3)
        Unsafe version of: GetSource3dSOFT
      • alGetSource3dSOFT

        public static void alGetSource3dSOFT​(int source,
                                             int param,
                                             java.nio.DoubleBuffer value1,
                                             java.nio.DoubleBuffer value2,
                                             java.nio.DoubleBuffer value3)
        Gets the 3 dimensional double values of a source parameter.
        Parameters:
        source - the source to query
        param - the parameter to query
        value1 - the first value
        value2 - the second value
        value3 - the third value
      • nalGetSourcedvSOFT

        public static void nalGetSourcedvSOFT​(int source,
                                              int param,
                                              long values)
        Unsafe version of: GetSourcedvSOFT
      • alGetSourcedvSOFT

        public static void alGetSourcedvSOFT​(int source,
                                             int param,
                                             java.nio.DoubleBuffer values)
        Array version of GetSourcedSOFT
        Parameters:
        source - the source to query
        param - the parameter to query
        values - the parameter values
      • alSourcei64SOFT

        public static void alSourcei64SOFT​(int source,
                                           int param,
                                           long value)
        Sets the 64 bit integer value of a source parameter.
        Parameters:
        source - the source to modify
        param - the parameter to modify
        value - the parameter values
      • alSource3i64SOFT

        public static void alSource3i64SOFT​(int source,
                                            int param,
                                            long value1,
                                            long value2,
                                            long value3)
        Sets the 3 dimensional 64 bit integer values of a source parameter.
        Parameters:
        source - the source to modify
        param - the parameter to modify
        value1 - the first value
        value2 - the second value
        value3 - the third value
      • nalSourcei64vSOFT

        public static void nalSourcei64vSOFT​(int source,
                                             int param,
                                             long values)
        Unsafe version of: Sourcei64vSOFT
      • alSourcei64vSOFT

        public static void alSourcei64vSOFT​(int source,
                                            int param,
                                            java.nio.LongBuffer values)
        Array version of Sourcei64SOFT
        Parameters:
        source - the source to modify
        param - the parameter to modify
        values - the parameter values
      • nalGetSourcei64SOFT

        public static void nalGetSourcei64SOFT​(int source,
                                               int param,
                                               long value)
        Unsafe version of: GetSourcei64SOFT
      • alGetSourcei64SOFT

        public static void alGetSourcei64SOFT​(int source,
                                              int param,
                                              java.nio.LongBuffer value)
        Gets the 64 bit integer value of a source parameter.
        Parameters:
        source - the source to query
        param - the parameter to query
        value - the parameter values
      • alGetSourcei64SOFT

        public static long alGetSourcei64SOFT​(int source,
                                              int param)
        Gets the 64 bit integer value of a source parameter.
        Parameters:
        source - the source to query
        param - the parameter to query
      • nalGetSource3i64SOFT

        public static void nalGetSource3i64SOFT​(int source,
                                                int param,
                                                long value1,
                                                long value2,
                                                long value3)
        Unsafe version of: GetSource3i64SOFT
      • alGetSource3i64SOFT

        public static void alGetSource3i64SOFT​(int source,
                                               int param,
                                               java.nio.LongBuffer value1,
                                               java.nio.LongBuffer value2,
                                               java.nio.LongBuffer value3)
        Gets the 3 dimensional 64 bit integer values of a source parameter.
        Parameters:
        source - the source to query
        param - the parameter to query
        value1 - the first value
        value2 - the second value
        value3 - the third value
      • nalGetSourcei64vSOFT

        public static void nalGetSourcei64vSOFT​(int source,
                                                int param,
                                                long values)
        Unsafe version of: GetSourcei64vSOFT
      • alGetSourcei64vSOFT

        public static void alGetSourcei64vSOFT​(int source,
                                               int param,
                                               java.nio.LongBuffer values)
        Array version of GetSourcei64SOFT
        Parameters:
        source - the source to query
        param - the parameter to query
        values - the parameter values
      • alSourcedvSOFT

        public static void alSourcedvSOFT​(int source,
                                          int param,
                                          double[] value)
        Array version of: SourcedvSOFT
      • alGetSourcedSOFT

        public static void alGetSourcedSOFT​(int source,
                                            int param,
                                            double[] value)
        Array version of: GetSourcedSOFT
      • alGetSource3dSOFT

        public static void alGetSource3dSOFT​(int source,
                                             int param,
                                             double[] value1,
                                             double[] value2,
                                             double[] value3)
        Array version of: GetSource3dSOFT
      • alGetSourcedvSOFT

        public static void alGetSourcedvSOFT​(int source,
                                             int param,
                                             double[] values)
        Array version of: GetSourcedvSOFT
      • alSourcei64vSOFT

        public static void alSourcei64vSOFT​(int source,
                                            int param,
                                            long[] values)
        Array version of: Sourcei64vSOFT
      • alGetSourcei64SOFT

        public static void alGetSourcei64SOFT​(int source,
                                              int param,
                                              long[] value)
        Array version of: GetSourcei64SOFT
      • alGetSource3i64SOFT

        public static void alGetSource3i64SOFT​(int source,
                                               int param,
                                               long[] value1,
                                               long[] value2,
                                               long[] value3)
        Array version of: GetSource3i64SOFT
      • alGetSourcei64vSOFT

        public static void alGetSourcei64vSOFT​(int source,
                                               int param,
                                               long[] values)
        Array version of: GetSourcei64vSOFT