AAudio is a new Android C API introduced in the Android O preview release. It is designed for high-performance audio applications that require low latency. Apps communicate with AAudio by reading and writing data to streams.
Assume that Kodi needs a new AudioEngine sink to utilize this on Android 8.0 "O" (Oreo?)?
Why? Well first you have the new gaming features inside Kodi with RetroPlayer which could use a low-latency API for audio.
Another example to get high fidelity audio output when not bitstreaming, like when using Audio DSP addons. As DSP adds latency. Using a low-latency API could compensate for that.
As well as Audio_DSP (wiki)
And all other threads in the Audio DSP forum http://forum.kodi.tv/forumdisplay.php?fid=235
AchimTuran vision is for Kodi to get native high fidelity audio output without bitstreaming.
Feature Request - [REQUEST] A new AudioEngine sink for AAudio API for Pro Audio
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2017-05-29 09:05 Post: #1
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2017-05-29 10:12 Post: #2
For reference, the same discussion for SPMC: https://github.com/koying/SPMC/issues/901
Obviously, same question: What's the point of a low-latency, PCM-only new sink for a media player...
Note that it's nothing revolutionary, either. OpenSL ES in Android is already supported since a long time (https://developer.android.com/ndk/guides...arted.html) and is at least a standard.