Re: SoundBlaster Live!, /dev/audio, and bad sound quality
Lo, on Monday, March 4, dave mallery did write:
> On Sun, 3 Mar 2002, Richard Cobbe wrote:
> > Greetings, all.
> > New sound card (actually, new computer). It's a SoundBlaster Live!, so
> > I've compiled in support for the emu10k1 module.
> > Up-to-date potato, kernel 2.2.20, SMP.
> > In general, everything works fine, except that sending .au files to
> > /dev/audio has really lousy sound quality. You can hear the sound, but
> > there's a loud hissing or static sound on top of it. I had this
> > behavior both with emu10k1 v0.7 included with the 2.2.20 source, and
> > emu10k1 v0.18 that I just downloaded from SourceForge. I tried playing
> > with various mixer settings, but that didn't help. The only way I could
> > get rid of the hissing was by turning the volume all the way down.
> did you mute all the other inputs on the mixer?
Just tried it. No luck.
As I remarked elsewhere in the thread, though, play(1) from the sox
package works quite nicely.