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[Bug 17415] (JSWorkers): JavaScriptAudioNode processing in workers

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Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2012 09:25:04 +0000
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--- Comment #39 from Marcus Geelnard (Opera) <mage@opera.com> 2012-07-09 09:25:04 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #38)
> To sum up my argument: We are currently not provided all the resources inside a
> webworker to attain full independence from the main thread yet, and dependence
> on the main thread kills us with i/o lag.

A possible solution for emulators like the JS GBC emulator (which I really
like!): move the audio emulation part to a Web worker (making it independent
from the main thread), and post time-stamped audio HW register writes from the
main thread to the audio Web worker (should be quite compact data?). That way
you would be glitch free even in cases of i/o lag. This assumes that you can do
the audio HW emulation independently from the rest of the machine, but for
simple "8-bit" sound HW, I think it can easily be done.

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