[Icecast] Ices and ALSA / OSS

Karl Heyes karl at xiph.org
Sun Jan 2 16:58:59 PST 2005

On Thu, 2004-12-30 at 00:31, Alex Jones wrote:
> Hello Karl
> In reference to:
> http://lists.xiph.org/pipermail/icecast/2004-June/007473.html
> I am also receiving this error with an M-Audio Audiophile 2496 device
> running with the ice1712 ALSA module. I've not quite figured out how to
> test it with a hw pcm because it isn't accepting any of my formats. I've
> no idea how ALSA's plug opens it but I've tried all the obvious ones,
> (2x96000xS24_LE, 2x44100xS16_LE included) but I'm at a loss. However,
> this period thing is preventing me from being able to use my card with
> ices.

the period setting is now optional in the svn ices 2 code, however 16
bit is a fixed setting currently. You can either get it from svn or wait
until I do a 2.0.1 release.

> If it's any help and in case you don't already know, the card is 24 bit
> and 96000 Hz by default.

the samplerate should not be a problem when reading from alsa, although
you'll probably want to resample it for streaming. 


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