[linux-audio-user] ALSA: What is the website missing?

Benjamin Flaming lau at solobanjo.com
Mon Dec 1 19:42:31 EST 2003

Here's another vote in favor of this.  I suspect that .asoundrc is probably 
ALSA's most powerful and underused feature - simply due to lack of accessible 
documentation.  Suggested TOC:

- What is .asoundrc
- What you can do with .asoundrc
- What you *cannot* do with .asoundrc
- Basic syntax
- Examples


On Monday 01 December 2003 04:53 pm, Mark Knecht wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-12-01 at 14:36, Reuben Martin wrote:
> > There is currently some documentation on the different pcm plugins, but
> > what I haven't found is a very good reference on the correct syntax to be
> > used within asoundrc. For instance, should lines be terminated by a
> > semicolon? I've seen esxamples with and without and both seem to work.
> > Are there limitations to when OOP notation can be used? These are just a
> > few questions I have, I'm sure other people have some as well.
> >
> > regards
> > -Reuben
> Yes! Very important stuff that I cannot figure out. I've tried all kinds
> of things in my .asoundrc file over the last year and none of them have
> ever produced the results I hoped for. I think there's supposed to be a
> lot of power there, but I Cannot harness it.
> Even just a bunch of simple examples as test cases would be really
> helpful.
> Thanks,
> Mark

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