[pulseaudio-discuss] bug in gstreamer or pulseaudio?

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Sun Aug 17 13:08:22 PDT 2008

On Tue, 12.08.08 16:07, Achim Frase (achim.frase at googlemail.com) wrote:

> > > All that said, as it presumably works fine for output, you'd expect that 
> > > recording from the monitor, you'd get a file that you could then output 
> > > properly.
> > 
> > Yes, my channel mapping seems to work quite good for playback
> > (out-of-the-box). But it is a bit tricky to record 5.1 Sound.
> > I was not able to record the sound properly with pacat. I have tried
> > some options but without much success.
> Sorry for the noise, I thought I give pacat a second try and now it
> works. I needed to set the channel mapping as options for pacat.
> What I don't understand is why the normal playback works without any
> extra options. I only set the default-sample-channels = 6 in
> the /etc/pulse/daemon.conf

If you don't specify a channel map for streams, PA will synthesize one
for you.

If you don't specifcy a channel map for devices, PA will take a map
that matches and is available in ALSA.

Both of course, might be incorrect.


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