"Open Sound System is a cross platform audio architecture that provides drivers for most consumer and professional audio devices and comes with an API that allows applications to be simply recompiled on any of the supported operating systems.
The virtual mixer in Open Sound v4.0 will give the user multiple virtual full duplex multichannel audio streams. It is possible to run a full duplex VOIP session, view a DVD in full 5.1 surround sound and play popular video games all at the same time without any complicated device setup and configuration. Open Sound v4.0 brings unmatched device and system management capabilities that make it ideal and easy to setup in virtualized environments."
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