[LAU] 48k vs. 44.1k

Neil djdualcore at gmail.com
Sun Jan 6 20:18:10 UTC 2013

On Jan 6, 2013 5:54 AM, "Len Ovens" <len at ovenwerks.net> wrote:
> Are the samples mostly in 44.1k
> if they come on a CD?

Not necessarily.

> Would that make them off-key when used? Would they
> get rate-changed on the fly? Would that use more CPU? (questions,
> questions, questions)

In my experience, yes; the apps I use seem to almost always manage that
stuff for me to the point that I rarely think about it.

> It does not seem to affect my desktop, flash, ogg, mp3, ac3 etc. all
> playback fine. Pulse seems to be doing more work though at least when
> playing a CD. I'm pushing it pretty hard though, I have it bridged to
> jackdbus with -p64 so Pulse has to keep up.
> I'm just wondering why Ubuntu (which presumably means Debian too),
> qjackctl, Pulse and lots of other audio apps all seem to default to 44.1k.
> Speaking as one of the devs for the Ubuntu Studio distro, I'm wondering
> how much trouble I'm going to get for asking for 48k default sample rate
> in audio.
> --
> Len Ovens
> www.OvenWerks.net
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