[alsa-devel] Verifying mixer dB data/Invalid dB data from USB cards, especially Aureon 5.1 MkII
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Wed Feb 17 04:30:52 CET 2010
2010/2/16 Lennart Poettering <mznyfn at 0pointer.de>
> On Tue, 16.02.10 09:08, Clemens Ladisch (clemens at ladisch.de) wrote:
> > Lennart Poettering wrote:
> > > Getting back to the invalid dB data from the USB cards: the question
> > > is whether the USB descriptor data is badly parsed, and the dB
> > > mismatch hence systematic for USB cards,
> > USB descriptors use units of 1/256th dB, while ALSA uses 1/100th dB.
> > When the level is computed from the minimum plus a multiple of the step
> > size, rounding errors add up considerately.
> > ALSA 1.0.21 (kernel 2.6.32) added a different TLV type that reports the
> > range with the min/max values to minimize those rounding errors.
> I am really sure that the discrepancy I measure with the Aureon is way
> beyond rounding errors.
if the program use a format FLOAT_LE which is not supported by the hardware
and need to use plughw , you have already added error ( resampling and
format conversion ) to the result
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