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

Clemens Ladisch clemens at ladisch.de
Sun Mar 24 19:50:52 CET 2013

xiphmont at xiph.org wrote:
>> 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.

The SND_PCM_NO_AUTO_* flags are there for exactly this reason:


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