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Some of the more interesting features in AlsaPlayer are

  • Full speed (pitch) control, positive *and* negative!
    This is the first Linux and only GPL player that supports this. You can scratch mp3's and even audio CD's in realtime.
  • Icecast/shoutcast streaming support
  • Interface plugins
    Completely redefine the user interface
  • Remote control
    Control alsaplayer from another application
  • Low latency mode
    On capable soundcards latency can be as low as 1.3ms!
  • Playlist/Queue support
  • Plays nice with concurrent audio tools
    Doesn't touch the hardware mixer
  • Concurrent visual scopes
    Open as many scopes as there are.
  • Multi-threaded design
    This results in efficient/skip free playback. You can also activate real-time scheduling for even better performance.
  • Accurate scope/audio syncing
  • Portable

Supported file formats

  • Ogg Vorbis files (.ogg)
    First player worldwide that did perfect reverse Ogg playback! hehe :)
  • MP3 files using MAD (default plugin for MP3)
  • MP3 audio files using the mpg123 based plugin
  • WAV files
  • CDDA, CD Digital Audio playback (digital ripping), with CDDB lookup
  • All MODULES supported by MikMod
  • All file types supported by the Audio File Library
  • FLAC files. A lossless compression scheme.

Supported sound systems

AlsaPlayer supports quite a few sound systems, not just ALSA, as the name might suggest. Currently we support the following APIs
  • JACK
    A low-latency audio server, written primarily for the Linux operating system. It can connect a number of different applications to an audio device, as well as allowing them to share audio between themselves.
  • ALSA
    The next-generation audio interface for Linux. ALSA was recently merged in the 2.5.x Linux tree. It has many advantages over the old OSS interface.
  • OSS
    The old Linux audio API. This is still widely used.
  • SGI
    For SGI (IRIX) systems, using the SGI audio library.
  • NAS
    Network Audio Server. X11 for audio if you will.
  • ESD
    Esound, found in GNOME.
  • Null
    Nosound driver, useful for testing.

Last modified: 22 Jul 2015 2:57 AM by Dominique Michel

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