Re: [linux-audio-user] ALSA confusion

From: Cesare Marilungo <cesare@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Fri Mar 03 2006 - 00:04:44 EET

Lee Revell wrote:

>On Thu, 2006-03-02 at 21:26 +0000, cdr wrote:
>>i want to thank whoever explained the plug: vs hw: differences - ive
>>been struggling for weeks trying to get amarok to make sound, only to
>>give up and go back to mplayer. it turned out all i needed to do was
>>preface hw or dmix with 'plug'...but this only works with gstreamer.
>>helix is broken and XINE says it cant find any audio devices, even
>>though it has ALSA support compiled in, and aplay -l lists stuff just
>>fine (mainly, i think my 'default' doesnt work (perhaps defautling to
>>hw, and not plughw?), but i have no idea how to fix that)
>Gack, it sounds like not one of these apps supports ALSA correctly. Are
>you saying they all have free-form text entry fields to select the
>They should just have a dialog box where you can select hw or plughw or
>dmix or whatever and another to select the sound card to use.
I think that both a text entry field and a drop down menu (like in
qjackctl) is the best solution. It's frustrating when the parameter you
need is not included in the menu choices. If there's just one, the entry
field is better, IMHO.


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