[pulseaudio-discuss] 24 bit sound

David Björkevik david at bjorkevik.se
Mon May 10 07:23:23 PDT 2010

On 2010-05-07 15:47, Tanu Kaskinen wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-05-07 at 10:01 +0200, David Björkevik wrote:


>>  * With such a card, if I disable the alsa mixer and just use software
>> mixing in PulseAudio, will the full 24 bit depth be utilized,
>> effectively causing little or no degradation on sound quality when
>> playing back a 16 bit sample?
> Yes. (Btw, whatever you mean by "disable the alsa mixer", that's most
> likely something you don't have to care about, if your Pulseaudio is set
> up in the normal way.)

Just for clarification: By "disable the alsa mixer" I mean adding the
"control=" parameter to module-alsa-sink.  This causes the module to not
touch the alsa mixer, and revert to software mixing.  Sadly, in my
experience, the alsa mixing rarely works flawlessly.


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