[alsa-devel] concept of substream...

Vinod Koul vinod.koul at linux.intel.com
Wed Feb 8 10:33:47 CET 2012

On Wed, 2012-02-08 at 10:25 +0100, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> > > Please note that when opening a device without specifying a
> substream
> > > number, ALSA will open the first free one.  This implies that all
> > > substreams should go the same output (i.e., be mixed together).
> > Mixed in alsa or should be mixed by device?
> It's pretty much depending on the hardware and the driver
> implementation. 
okay does it means its fair assumption that in driver I will get 5
opens/5 buffers. And driver is tasked with routing them to respective


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