Well this is an interesting topic. In this scenario I can see one of two things happening. On one side you have an output and on the other side you have input. In my case the output is a c-media 8770 optical SPDIF. The input is a sony 7.1ch surround sound reciever. What format should the output device be, and what format does the input device expect it to be? In my particular case the sony works with PCM among a few others, I just use PCM. The cmedia card also supports PCM and it seems to work properly with Alsa. I've watched movies that I know are 48K and I've listened to music that I know are 44.1K.
So does the output samplerate match the format of the source material, or does the sound card resample it before it gets sent to the output?
Last edited by duby229; 06-05-2013 at 08:39 PM.
It's just me, or PA 4 has better audio quality than before?
Pulse audio has worked great for me for quite a while in the Kubuntu series. My biggest beef with PA is I still can't get bit perfect sound out of it. I have to use the deadbeef player and send the sound directly to ALSA for any critical listening. I wish there was a setting that I could use to not get it to mangle and resample the audio before it goes out to my speakers.
It seams that its incompatible with bluez5 or not?