Subject: Re: How do you get /dev/audio to play stereo?
To: Dave Huang <>
From: Alec H. Peterson <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/17/1995 19:28:17
Dave Huang writes:
>I'm running NetBSD/i386 with a SoundBlaster 16 and can't figure out how 
>to get stereo output out of /dev/audio. I've made the AUDIO_SETINFO ioctl 
>to change the number of channels to 2, but when I write to the device, it 
>sounds like mono to me :) I guess what I want to know is what format the 
>data I write needs to be in. Right now, I'm writing out interleaved left 
>sample/right sample... should I be doing something else?

You might want to try using /dev/sound instead of /dev/audio.  As far
as I know, /dev/audio just makes the audio device behave like a Sun,
and most suns that I know of have mono output...


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