[alsa-devel] Discovery of device characteristics
clemens at ladisch.de
Wed Feb 20 21:28:12 CET 2013
Tim Hewett wrote:
> I'm writing software looking to discover the available sample rates,
> channel formats etc. for a device. I have been taking the approach of
> testing a sample rate from a list of potential rates, then setting the
> device to that rate to then test the channel formats etc..
> It works ok usually but keeps failing to detect that the device
> supports 24-bit channel formats, both for SND_PCM_FORMAT_S24_LE/BE and
> SND_PCM_FORMAT_S24_3LE/3BE. It detects the 16-bit formats without any
Which device (driver) is this?
> Online source taken from http://download.atmark-techno.com/misc/demos/usb-audio-a500-howto/hw_params.c
> does detect the 24-bit format but doesn't set the sample rate first -
> each characteristic is tested in isolation - snd_pcm_hw_params_any()
> is called before each one.
snd_pcm_hw_params_any() is called only once; the configurations space
isn't reduced as long as no set* function is called.
> I am wondering if my way is not the correct way to determine device
Your way sounds correct, but the driver code that sets the parameter
constraints might not be, or the device really doesn't support 24 bits
at the sample rate you've set.
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