FireWire or USB 2.0 audio interfaces, was Re: [linux-audio-user] What is currently the best USB audio interface for Linux?

ico ico at
Fri Mar 24 09:14:45 EST 2006

>===== Original Message From Ismael Valladolid Torres <ivalladolidt at> 
>Are FireWire (IEEE-1394) audio interfaces supported by ALSA? If the
>answer is *no* then do USB 2.0 audio interfaces make use of full speed?
>From what I've gathered, no USB 2.0 audio are currently supported as there is 
no USB 2.0 standard for audio USB devices (please correct me if I am wrong).

Regarding Firewire (IEEE-1394), apparently Freebob is pretty darn close to 
getting stuff to work (they even have some reports stating that audio works 
just fine on select devices). See for more info.

Best wishes,


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