[alsa-devel] /usr/share/alsa/alsa.conf :and file extention

Rene Herman rene.herman at keyaccess.nl
Mon Mar 17 13:34:11 CET 2008

On 17-03-08 09:05, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> At Mon, 17 Mar 2008 04:18:15 +0100,
> Rene Herman wrote:

>> Don't do it there. Use /etc/asound.conf or $HOME/.asoundrc ...
> Or /etc/asound.conf.  It's the additional place for the system-wide
> definitions.

That's what I said. What happened? Alexander also completely missed that...

>> Exactly why you need that slave definition I'm not sure either, but it seems 
>> you do.
> The file plugin requires the slave for its configuration and as the
> timing source.  Using "null" is just to accept any config and feed the
> data as fast as possible.  If you need to save the data as if it's
> being played, use the kernel dummy driver as the slave.

I see, thanks.

>> Also note that /tmp/pcm.out will be headerless PCM and is recreated 
>> for individual opens. I don't believe there's an append mode or anything 
>> (and you'd need to make sure that everyone plays the same format) so not 
>> toot sure if this is what you need to have a catch all audio-sink...
> Recently I added a new option "truncate" to file plugin.  As default,
> it's set to true (for compatibility reason), and the plugin overwrite
> the existing file if reopened.  When it's set to false, a new file is
> created with a different suffix (up to 1000 files) at each time.

That sounds useful...


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