[alsa-devel] SALSA and aplay

John Rigg aldev at sound-man.co.uk
Thu Jul 19 17:40:08 CEST 2007

On Thu, Jul 19, 2007 at 04:27:29PM +0200, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> At Thu, 19 Jul 2007 15:24:40 +0100,
> John Rigg wrote:
> > Wouldn't it be better to specify hw:0 (or whatever card you are using)
> > in this case? With this type of hardware I'd rather make sure that dmix
> > isn't used at all (I assume that dmix is now the default instead of
> > hw:0).
> Well, you can claim that because you don't get bug reports or rants ;)

I wasn't criticising the decision to make dmix the default, just
suggesting that Alan and other users of pro and semi-pro hardware
specify on the command line which device they want apps to use.

> The only reason that plug+dmix is used is that it can handle most
> cases without hitches.  It works as it is.  That's all above other
> reasons.

I understand entirely.


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