Input / Output audio stream on Mac OS X

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by deathiop, May 2, 2010.

  1. deathiop macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2010
    Hello everybody,

    I search what file I can read or write with a small C program, to record or play sounds on my Mac.
    After a lot of requests to my friend Google, I know that these files exists on Linux :
    • /dev/audio
    • /dev/sound

    But, I read that they don't exist on Mac OS ; and obviously, there is none of these files in my /dev.

    Another thing I read is that there is something called "CoreAudio". But the Apple Core Audio's web page show a pop-up warning that we should not use it to develop new programs.

    So ... how can I do that ? I don't find other information so I need some help.

    Could you help me ? :)


    PS : I'm french, sorry for all the mistakes I did.
  2. chown33 macrumors 604

    Aug 9, 2009
    descending into the Maelström
    Exactly which web page does that? Post the URL.
  3. Thomas Harte macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2005
    I guess he means this page, which states that "The information in this document is obsolete and should not be used for new development." (and, of course, note "I'm french, sorry for all the mistakes I did.")

    To the original poster: it's just that documentation that's out of date. Use this page instead.
  4. boast macrumors 65816


    Nov 12, 2007
    Phoenix, USA
    does anyone have experience with Core Audio? I'm looking to record the systems output, but don't know where to start.

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