[alsa-devel] S16_LE + softvol = bad

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Thu Jan 17 15:11:18 CET 2008

At Thu, 17 Jan 2008 15:00:47 +0100,
Clemens Ladisch wrote:
> 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
> S32.

The plugin code is written partly in such a way, but the other parts
do require the format given explicitly.  So, it doesn't work as is.
Fixing this wouldn't be hard, I guess, though.


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