[linux-audio-user] Vsound is no more

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Mon Oct 28 03:38:01 EST 2002

Erik de Castro Lopo hat gesagt: // Erik de Castro Lopo wrote:

> It is with regret that I have to inform you that I will not longer be 
> maintaining Vsound.

This brings me to the question, if it wouldn't be possible to achieve
something similar to Vsound with the use of ALSA's plugin
architecture. Reding a bit through the asoundrc docs at
http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-doc/alsa-lib/pcm_plugins.html, I
found the plugin: 
 This plugin stores contents of a PCM stream to file.

 pcm.name {
        type file               # File PCM
        slave STR               # Slave name
        # or
        slave {                 # Slave definition
                pcm STR         # Slave PCM name
                # or
                pcm { }         # Slave PCM definition
        file STR                # Filename
        file INT                # File descriptor number
        [format STR]            # File format (only "raw" at the moment)

Now this obviously is intended to be used for capturing the sound of
an application to a file. Did anyone use this already? And would this
work for ALSA's OSS emulation, as well? 

 Frank Barknecht                               _ ______footils.org__

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