Subject: Re: [ecasound] a SB Live/Alsa Question
From: Jeremy Hall (email@example.com)
Date: Sat May 05 2001 - 22:25:42 EEST
and since the lowest frames_per_cycle (ardour) or frames_per_period is 384
for the sblive, trying to set your buffer size less than that will make
Running with frames set to 512 made my machine hang, so go figure. I
found the alsa and OSS DO behave differently when it comes to xruns but I
don't recall which one works out better, I think alsa works out better.
In the new year, S. Massy wrote:
> On Fri, 04 May 2001, Steve Morris wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > The alsamixer for the emu10k1 has become so complex I am no longer able
> I personally prefer to edit the asound.conf directly rather than mess around
> with alsamixer, at least to define the starting parameters.
> > to record properly using ecasound. I'm actually using OSS emulation when
> > recording because it appears less prone to underruns.
> Well, it's not very true, as I understand it, the only reason why you don't
> see xruns when using OSS is because it has no mechanism to report them. :(
> > Anyway, if anyone can point me to a good description of which mixer
> > controls I should be concerned with, I would appreciate it.
> Well, it depends what model of SbLive you are recording with. I personally
> just ensure that the volume is properly adjusted and that the capture switch
> is turned on and the level just high enough to record without clipping. If
> you want to see my asound.conf I can mail it to you off-list but you'd be
> surprised how few settings I have modified actually. (I haven't dared
> experiment with the routing stuff yet.)
> For real time matters I also suggest that you disable internal buffering
> (-z:nointbuf) I found it to improve stability greatly at times...
> > Thanks,
> > Steve
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