[alsa-devel] channel names

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Fri Feb 8 07:52:53 CET 2013

At Thu, 07 Feb 2013 22:23:15 +0100,
Adrian Knoth wrote:
> Hi!
> Am I missing something or doesn't ALSA support channel names?
> When dealing with multichannel interfaces, it's pretty inconvenient to
> remember whether channel 193 is on MADI 3, AES-EBU or phones.
> We can address this on the jackd level, however, since OSX allows audio
> drivers to name their channels, I wonder how to do the same with ALSA?

It's possible to give some information via the new channel map API,
but things like AES-EBU or phone aren't defined there.  We'd need new
value definitions for such.


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