[alsa-devel] S16_LE + softvol = bad

Clemens Ladisch cladisch at fastmail.net
Thu Jan 17 15:00:47 CET 2008

Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
> some cards (most notably, Intel HD audio) have the PCM control as softvol, and 
> default to S16_LE as a format for dmix.

HDA-Intel.conf doesn't set a sample format, and when none is set, dmix
tries S32 before S16.  You get S16 only if the device doesn't support


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