[alsa-devel] libao problem (Re: No dmix/dsnoop on Intel ICH4/5 by default?)

Clemens Ladisch clemens at ladisch.de
Thu Jan 17 13:12:17 CET 2013

Rene Herman wrote:
> I can mix as many streams as I want using just "aplay" but if I start
> by playing one track with "ogg123" (which uses a default, unconfigured
> libao as its backend), I can't start a second ogg123, which then says:
> ao_alsa WARNING: Unable to open surround playback.  Trying default device...

The default dmix is for stereo only.  For a surround dmix device, you'd
have to write your own definition.


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