[LAU] Four channels playback?

Rodolfo Medina rodolfo.medina at gmail.com
Sat Apr 10 22:32:36 CEST 2021

> On 4/10/21 3:59 AM, Rodolfo Medina wrote:
>> Hi everyone from a new one to this list.
>> It is a sort of experiment.  Suppose you have a multi channel audio file,
>> i.e.  composed by, say, three, or four different channels.  Is it possibile
>> (I guess it is), and how?, to send each of the four channels into a
>> different loudspeaker and so listen to the song...?  Do you think, e.g., the
>> Behringer UMC404HD audio interface will allow to do that?

Brandon Hale <bthaleproductions at gmail.com>

> As far as on the software side, if you are using Jack, I recommend sonic
> visualizer. I really like to use it with Jack to playback all kinds of files,
> and it will give you individual channel outs for each channel in a single
> audio file. It's interface is dead simple.

As suggested some years ago on debian.user mailing list, it seems that
"ecasound" can do what I want:

 $ ecasound -i:3ch.wav -f:16,3,44100 -o:alsa,default

Thanks for your useful suggestion.


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