[linux-audio-user] Converting DAT to 16 bit/44KHz stereo using S/PDIF

Erik de Castro Lopo erikd-lad at mega-nerd.com
Wed May 4 07:01:46 EDT 2005

On Wed, 04 May 2005 16:13:27 +0530
ISh <ish at sarai.net> wrote:

> Just wanted to add to the previous mail --how will the sample rate be 
> determined between the two devices, is there a hand shake that takes 
> place between the two devices when they are connected ? Or is alsa mixer 
> supposed to take care of the input only.

There's a possibility that you DAT player can do the sample rate 
conversion on its output.

If the DAT doesn't have this capability, then you need to record the
audio from the DAT at the DAT sample rate and then sample rate 
convert the data to CD Audio specs. 

Most Linux audio software on Linux (including Ardour) uses 
libsamplerate for high quality sample rate conversion.

  Erik de Castro Lopo  nospam at mega-nerd.com (Yes it's valid)
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