[alsa-devel] Interleaved or Non-interleaved?

Clemens Ladisch clemens at ladisch.de
Thu Oct 18 11:11:47 CEST 2012

Prasant J wrote:
> My sound hardware supports only interleaved audio.
> I'm writing an alsa application. Which access method will be more
> performing : interleaved or non-interleaved?

With interleaved, samples can be copied from/to your application's
buffer in one big block.  With non-interleaved, samples must be
copied individually.


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