[alsa-devel] Software mixer at kernel level

Colin Guthrie gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Tue Feb 10 21:47:20 CET 2009

'Twas brillig, and stan at 10/02/09 03:57 did gyre and gimble:
> (in pulse, one size fits all).

While I don't want to comment on the finer points of this thread, I will 
say that pulse 0.9.15 will be able to switch "profiles" on the fly.

I'm not 100% sure if it currently supports switching sample rates, but 
this should be trivial to implement now if it's not.

This should allow for an app which requires high quality output to 
request a specific hardware sample rate. Not sure how this would work in 
practice in terms of what apps are allowed to do this etc. but it should 
prevent software resampling kicking in in some circumstances.

Apologies if I've misinterpreted this new functionality (and it is a 
little theoretical in terms of putting it into practice), but I think 
i'm right :)



Colin Guthrie

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