Talk:Open Sound Control

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OpenSound Control versus Open Sound Control[edit]

There's an article about OSC in Wikipedia entitled Open Sound Control. The page at CNMAT uses the name OpenSound Control. It's probably quite simple to merge these two and correct the link in the MIDI article, but I'll learn that later. The newbie apologizes and goes to sleep. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:35, 26 October 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for mentioning this newby! I've done the merge! Guaka 20:43, 16 December 2005 (UTC)
Oh dear, this is wrong, in spite of the CNMAT page. The canonical spelling in present use is "Open Sound Control", and there should be a redirection going the other way for the other forms. Historically it has been referred to as "OpenSound Control", and also "OpenSoundControl" (the latter largely due to its implementation in a Max/MSP object with the same spelling), however for general reference "Open Sound Control" is presently the most common usage and also the one advocated by the authors of the specification (reference: personal communication, "its really a mess"). Andyschm 07:51, 29 March 2007 (UTC)
Is the consensus that the name of the article should be Open Sound Control? If so then this is easy to fix with a move. (Also, only about 20 pages link to OpenSound Control, so this is fixable.) The title seems to have been wrong for a long while. If it is wrong then let it be fixed. HairyWombat (talk) 17:19, 7 August 2009 (UTC)
Later. To be clear, I intend to change this in seven days. Does anyone object? HairyWombat (talk) 18:40, 9 August 2009 (UTC)
Done. I will fix up the 21 links sometime in the next few hours. HairyWombat (talk) 14:48, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

Lack of technical details[edit]

The present article does not describe OSC in any technical depth. --DmitryKo 00:57, 6 February 2006 (UTC)

-- I have fixed this, and plan on removing the boilerplate on the front page. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:27, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

External links cleanup[edit]

External links should point to references about OSC itself, not merely programs that support the protocol, which are properly attributed to under the "Examples" section already. See also WP:External_links Andyschm 23:59, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

-- it looks like someone fixed this, I am removing the boilerplate —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:27, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

Crystal Space OSC plugin[edit]

If anyone needs verification of its existance, you can contact me. Just search 'genjix' on google and there'll probably be some details ;) Genjix 18:42, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

Lead section[edit]

I'm cleaning up the formatting, adding sections, and a Lead section today. —Preceding comment added by Mikezed (talk) 02:08, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

Motivations section[edit]

It says that one of the problems with MIDI is a "lag." It's unclear what this refers to. Could someone please add an explanation or a link to one? Hellenic9 (talk) 16:09, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

I plan on making a real comparison between MIDI and OSC. OSC is really neat, but within the music domain isn't as "amazing" and "rich" as this advertisement, oops I mean entry, suggests. Sukiari (talk) 10:09, 4 December 2010 (UTC)

Implementations section[edit]

This section could do with re-alphabetizing. I would do it, but I'm not sure if some of the sequence is supposed to show relationships of some sort. Also there are several redlinks. If there isn't a WP article on the product a link to the actual web site would be a better choice. Loren.wilton (talk) 20:49, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

I went through and alphabetized and added a few implementations to the list. Noisesmith (talk) 13:37, 24 April 2008 (UTC)


A few of us OSC developers recently created I propose that that is the best venue for discussion of common behaviour proposals, and that anything decided there is then added here. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:00, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

What do those programs do?[edit]

I think it would improve the article if the list of programs using OSC also explained what those programs do and what they do with OSC. Just listing names doesn't add much... --TiagoTiago (talk) 14:34, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

Speed? Throughput?[edit]

Since when are these characteristics of OSC? Every performance I've seen using OSC has been noticeably laggy. This paper explains why the encoding and decoding phases alone (not counting the lower IP layers) makes OSC the most inefficient sound control protocol ever designed. I'm removing the above two words from the article until this changes. --417」 03:13, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

Packet Loss?[edit]

The article says "OSC messages are transported across the internet and within local subnets using UDP/IP and Ethernet." In case of UDP, how is packet loss handled? Looking at examples (ex., I don't see any sequence number field. Does OSC handle packet loss? If not, that I suspect is the case, this should be mentioned in the article. Yurivict (talk) 19:40, 1 September 2017 (UTC)