ALSA [was: Re: [PD] [ot] rme hammerfall]

Frank Barknecht fbar at
Sat Dec 6 09:52:47 CET 2003


Ivica Bukvic hat gesagt: // Ivica Bukvic wrote:
> Completely understandable, but I am wondering can't you specify
> which Alsa device you are using in Pd? 

You could, but you cannot anymore. In Pd (version devel_0_37 from CVS,
the official doesn't do ALSA at all anymore, I guess, but I'd have to
look it up) ALSA is treated just like any other soundsystem like OSS,
in that you can only specify a card number. Above that the Media menu
allows to specify, if "hw:X" or "plughw:X" is to be used.

Both do not allow customized PCMs, that are defined in an asoundrc.
For my laptop, I resorted to hardcode my PCM names in the Pd source.

I wonder, if the ALSA backend of PortAudio allows selection of
asoundrc-defined PCMs in general? I also saw card-counting in the

 Frank Barknecht                               _ ______footils.org__

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