[linux-audio-dev] 8bit sound wav playing to a 16bit sound card...

Tim Hockin thockin at hockin.org
Thu Jun 12 13:08:00 UTC 2003

> I'm new to OSS Programming, and I'm attempting to play some 8bit wav files.
> However OSS is telling me that my sound card will not play 8bit , only 16bit.
> If I force it. The sound changes pitch, and is very fast. ( obviously ).

Bit-depth has nothing to do with pitch.  If it sounds fast, it is because
the file is at a lower sample rate.

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