[LAD] a little help with mutichannel alsa

Fons Adriaensen fons at linuxaudio.org
Mon Oct 8 08:52:12 UTC 2012

On Sun, Oct 07, 2012 at 06:40:17PM -0400, Paul Davis wrote:
> if you are just trying to write a functioning application rather than learn
> to use ALSA, you will find it MUCH MUCH easier to just use JACK. if you
> want to learn ALSA, be prepared to do a lot of reading of (a) the rather
> non-explanatory reference documentation (b) finding examples of other
> source code that uses ALSA in this way (e.g. JACK).

Or use zita-alsa-pcmi which is more or less the equivalent
of Jack's ALSA backend in an easy-to-use C++ class (original
versions were actually based on the Jack code). All you need
to add then is a RT-thread that takes the place of the one
normally created by Jack. Use by jaaa, japa, aeolus, zita-
ajbridge, and others.



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