[Rhythmbox-devel] Re: [gst-devel] Re: 0.8 in 2.6 ?

Ronald Bultje rbultje at ronald.bitfreak.net
Thu Oct 9 00:55:06 CEST 2003

Hi Joshua,

On Wed, 2003-10-08 at 23:22, Joshua Haberman wrote:
> I have just recently discovered how to write an ALSA application that
> shows you your soundcards by name (this is in PortAudio CVS), and AFAIK
> this is the first program for Linux that has ever offered this
> capability.  With OSS it was always /dev/dspX and with ALSA it has
> always been hw:X.

(FYI, for OSS, this is struct mixerinfo.name.) I'd be interested in
knowing how to do this, since you surely want a mixer to show the device
name. ;).

And well, yes, from previous attempts of several people in writing an
ALSA plugin for GStreamer, I've gotten as far as to understand that ALSA
is pretty hard. ;). I hope it'll work out. I'm not an ALSA expert,
fortunately. ;).


Ronald Bultje <rbultje at ronald.bitfreak.net>
Linux Video/Multimedia developer

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