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Old 26th April 2011, 12:07 PM   #1951
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Actually hw:0,0 is not working at all.

I'm more than happy though that at least the alsasink plug setting works.
Strange though that I do not get hw going. Perhaps that's prevented by pulseaudio, which stays in control about everything
That's because your card supports 32 bits only. Apparently gstreamer does not adjust its output to the card hw parameters. I find this approach OK, that is why we have the automatic conversion plugin "plug". You gain nothing positive by avoiding this plugin, only a very real chance of troubles as experienced by you and others multiple times.
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Old 26th April 2011, 12:13 PM   #1952
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That's because your card supports 32 bits only. Apparently gstreamer does not adjust its output to the card hw parameters. I find this approach OK, that is why we have the automatic conversion plugin "plug". You gain nothing positive by avoiding this plugin, only a very real chance of troubles as experienced by you and others multiple times.
Ok. It's a gstreamer issue.

Let's skip SQ discussions of hw vs plug for now


I just disabled pulseaudio:

autospawn = no

in /etc/pulse/client.conf

and took pulse out from "Startup Applications".

Seems to work without removing pulse completely .
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Old 26th April 2011, 01:54 PM   #1953
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Ok. It's a gstreamer issue.

Let's skip SQ discussions of hw vs plug for now
Well, I would not call it gstreamer issue, but issue of your particular setup. By default the sound system uses either pulseaudio, or the "default" alsa-lib chain for systems without pulseaudio. Both options provide the automatic format conversion of some form. You have setup your general-use system (gstreamer) in a way alsa is not supposed to be used (i.e. no automatic format conversion within the chain). It is no surprise you are hitting problems.
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Old 26th April 2011, 05:37 PM   #1954
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I still think that for hifi use the best one is Deadbeef... simple and effective!
didn't knew it.

DeaDBeeF - Ultimate Music Player For GNU/Linux

Just tried... nice one!

Although I think the new banshee is way more complete. With "banshee-extension-lastfmfingerprint" plugin being the single greatest feature ever...
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Default Open-source (asynchronous) USB 2 interface: Audio Widget

Talkin' about Linux Audio, keep an eye on this project: Open-source USB interface: Audio Widget

That looks like the answer to all of our computer-audio interface problems... and is fully open-source!
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Old 16th May 2011, 09:36 AM   #1956
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Hi folks.

I just wanted to let you know that I ran a little study about different CD drives and extraction tools
and associated rip results.

As you'll read I got inspired to do so by an article in the latest issue of german audio magazine called "Stereo".

Just follow below signature, if that topic is of any interest for you.


The Linux aspect of it:
1. cdparanoia delivered 100% identical results in comparison to EAC/dbPoweramp/Foobar/(iTunes)
2. To do the comparison and analysis I used 100% Linux tools


Cheers

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Old 16th May 2011, 08:31 PM   #1957
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/this is a bit off topic, bit not. anyways i never realy had luck with linux.
ubuntu /fedora distro, both freezed while installing. hardware wise i em okay, ms stuff runs fine, pc is working properly. Gentoo failed to recognise my lan card, and my uadio chip, WEEKS of trial and forum reading, irc chatting led me to forget it. DSL linux did run, with minor issues. BTW, i use DSL quite often as a tool for repairs. Even if linux sounds good, i just simply found it way to demanding to play with it for .. who ever know how long just to get some sound out of it.

but is an intresting thread, was thinking hardware influences the sound quality more than the playback software.
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Old 17th May 2011, 07:37 AM   #1958
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but is an intresting thread, was thinking hardware influences the sound quality more than the playback software.
Let's put is this way. If we take conversion of data, such as digital volume control and sample rate conversion, out of equation - everything regarding soundquality relates directly to hardware issues.

Software indirectly affects those HW related issues.
Inefficient SW or OSes can cause e.g. higher and/or strong varying loads which turns e.g. into higher noise or jitter/timing variations.

IMO the key issue is that the vast majority of soundinterfaces is not able to cope with those challenges. Even after years of knowing about the issue manufacturers are not able to address it properly.
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Old 26th May 2011, 10:01 AM   #1959
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For those fighting nvidia HDMI and alsa:

ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/gp...dmi-audio.html
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Old 1st July 2011, 06:32 AM   #1960
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Hi folks.

I just applied replaygain tags to some files.


I used metaflac which unfortunatly supports =< 48khz SR only.

I'm wondering if anybody of you know if there's a tool ( commandline preferably ) supporting sample rates > 48khz?



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