[LAU] Multi-channel (3 or more) audio playback with alsaplayer

Kamil Adiloglu kamil.adiloglu at gmail.com
Wed Dec 15 08:03:46 CET 2021

Thank you Chris, David, Giso,
it is disappointing in my case but good to know that alsaplayer does not support multi-channel (3 or more channels) audio playback.I also contacted the developers. Maybe these emails would motivate them to implement this feature in near future ;).


> On 14. Dec 2021, at 14:52, Chris Caudle <6807.chris at pop.powweb.com> wrote:
> On Tue, December 14, 2021 4:43 am, Kamil Adiloglu wrote:
>> I would like to use alsaplayer via jack to play 3-channel audio files.
> The source code has a TODO file which has not been updated since 2011.
> That file contains this item in the to-do list:
>    User request:
>    -------------
>    Add support for multi-channel audio files.
>    This will probably require substantial rewriting.
>    Some voluteer? If so, add you in the TODO list.
> It would appear that alsaplayer does not support multi-channel audio files
> (and I assume in this context it really means files with more than two
> channels).
> -- 
> Chris Caudle
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