[LAU] USB, realtime, practical considerations
nescivi at gmail.com
Fri Nov 21 18:12:26 EST 2008
On Wednesday 19 November 2008 20:16:24 Lee Revell wrote:
> > Whilst my 18.104.22.168-rt17 kernel and disabling all hardware and services
> > unneeded for audio seems to have gotten rid of those nasty xruns, I live
> > in fear that they will return. My main worry is how I organise my USB
> > devices.
> > My laptop (ThinkPad Z61m) has 3 USB ports. I have several devices that
> > need to be connected to them, meaning that I need to use USB hubs.
> > Here are some assumptions (or guesses) that I have made, on which I
> > would appreciate comment:
> > * It would be best to balance the devices across the 3 ports.
> > * My soundcard is a Behringer UCA202, capable of sampling at a maximum
> > of 48kHz @ 16bits x 2 channels. I'm guessing that this will have the
> > greatest data rate of all attached devices.
> > - Should it have its own port?
> Yes. This will probably use more bandwidth than all the other devices
> > - Can USB 2.0 take more than this (like another device?)
> No USB 2.0 audio devices have Linux support AFAIK.
No USB 2.0 audio devices adhere to the usb-audio standard, and their
manufacturers have not opened up their protocol.
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