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  • ALSA Sound Driver 1.0.15-rc1 Released

    Phoronix: ALSA Sound Driver 1.0.15-rc1 Released

    The news is a bit late, but ALSA (the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture) is out with its first release candidate in the 1.0.15 series. Since the release of ALSA 1.0.14, this new sound driver release introduces a great deal of changes.

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item&px=NjA1Mg

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    Hmm... It would be nice to see an article about the Razr card now that it may have at least some support under Linux. What I'd be interested on is:
    • Features support (optical I/O, SPDIF I/O, Digital, Analog).
    • Hardware Mixing? (`cat /proc/asound/pcm`**)
    • Sound quality.
    • Recording quality (some cards even deform the wave form when recording... *looks in anger at his VIA VT82378 onboard hardware-mixing-capable chip*)
    • OpenAL support, will the drivers feature a hardware renderer for OAL?

    **This is the output from that on my system, yes I have two cards, one Live! Emu10k1, one VIA:
    Code:
    01-01: VIA 8237 : VIA 8237 : playback 1 : capture 1
    01-00: VIA 8237 : VIA 8237 : playback 4 : capture 1
    00-03: emu10k1 : Multichannel Playback : playback 1
    00-02: emu10k1 efx : Multichannel Capture/PT Playback : playback 8 : capture 1
    00-01: emu10k1 mic : Mic Capture : capture 1
    00-00: emu10k1 : ADC Capture/Standard PCM Playback : playback 32 : capture 1
    The bold text is what I'm interested on, particularly for apps such as TeamSpeak, which in its version 2 we're stuck with OSS jamming the capture, and no dmix possible support.

    For such an old card, like the Live! you gotta love its 32 hardware streams capability.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Thetargos View Post
      Hmm... It would be nice to see an article about the Razr card now that it may have at least some support under Linux. What I'd be interested on is:
      • Features support (optical I/O, SPDIF I/O, Digital, Analog).
      • Hardware Mixing? (`cat /proc/asound/pcm`**)
      • Sound quality.
      • Recording quality (some cards even deform the wave form when recording... *looks in anger at his VIA VT82378 onboard hardware-mixing-capable chip*)
      • OpenAL support, will the drivers feature a hardware renderer for OAL?
      **This is the output from that on my system, yes I have two cards, one Live! Emu10k1, one VIA:
      Code:
      01-01: VIA 8237 : VIA 8237 : playback 1 : capture 1
      01-00: VIA 8237 : VIA 8237 : playback 4 : capture 1
      00-03: emu10k1 : Multichannel Playback : playback 1
      00-02: emu10k1 efx : Multichannel Capture/PT Playback : playback 8 : capture 1
      00-01: emu10k1 mic : Mic Capture : capture 1
      00-00: emu10k1 : ADC Capture/Standard PCM Playback : playback 32 : capture 1
      The bold text is what I'm interested on, particularly for apps such as TeamSpeak, which in its version 2 we're stuck with OSS jamming the capture, and no dmix possible support.

      For such an old card, like the Live! you gotta love its 32 hardware streams capability.
      cat /proc/asound/pcm
      00-02: ALC883 Analog : ALC883 Analog : capture 2
      00-01: ALC883 Digital : ALC883 Digital : playback 1 : capture 1
      00-00: ALC883 Analog : ALC883 Analog : playback 1 : capture 2
      01-01: CMI8788 SPDIF : C-Media PCI8788 SPDIF : playback 1 : capture 1
      01-00: CMI8788 : C-Media PCI8788 Multichannel : playback 1 : capture 1

      There you are. At this point the support is very premature at best. Though an article will be published soon explaining more.
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #4
        Interesting, indeed... Seems this card is good or the "creator", features quite a bit of input channels

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