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AlphaStation sound card
The Question is:
How does one use the sound card on the AlphaStation series
workstations? Is an API going to be available under
OpenVMS? Also, how does one get the keyboard bell to work
simultaneously with the sound card? Note that if one leaves
the sound card connected internally, the "keyboard bell"
sounds quite strange, and one cannot control the volume.
The Answer is:
Multimedia Services for OpenVMS V1.4 supports the sound card
on Alphastation workstations. This product provides a new
version of DECsound, some other audio sample applications, and
a programming interface using the WAVE API that Microsoft
V1.4 runs under OpenVMS Alpha V6.1-1H2 and V6.2. I'm told that
a version that supports OpenVMS Alpha V7.0 is in the works.
The V1.4 kit is a port of the Multimedia Services for Digital Unix
V1.4. Later versions of the Unix code base are being ported to
VMS, as well.
development license QL-4G8A*-AA
run-time license QL-4G9A*-AA
This kit is available on the OpenVMS Alpha Layered Product Consolidated