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

xiphmont at xiph.org xiphmont at xiph.org
Sun Mar 24 19:00:23 CET 2013

> The only thing I personally had an actual issue with is using "front" for
> stereo rather than "default". I don't seem able to come up with a compelling
> reason why it should be "front" myself, so one tweak could perhaps be to
> only change the stereo device back to "default"?

Because then you can't guarantee or even discover what the playback
rate and bitdepth are. There's no way to ensure bit-exact playback in
a plug device, where 'front' is usually a non-plug alias.

Like I said, I agree the current situation sucks, and I don't mean to
discourage suggestions :-)


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