For your convenience (and mine) I've created the `alsa-capabilities` script, which shows the available alsa interfaces for audio playback in (or connected to) your linux computer, including USB DAC's, and the digital audio formats and sample rates each sound card or external USB DAC supports.
You can run it straight from the web, by copying and pasting the following command in a terminal screen:
Code:bash <(wget -q -O - "http://lacocina.nl/alsa-capabilities")
All those new (and maybe even older) to music player daemon (mpd), linux and alsa, I've published a free script which with a single command generates a configuration file for mpd, which turns it in to an bit perfect music streamer.
The only requirement is that you have a working linux installation with mpd installed. After opening up a terminal screen, paste the following commands to generate and display a mpd configuration. When multiple audio cards (including
Inspired by Bit-perfect audio in Linux at 88.2 and 176.4 now possible I created a setup at home which I share at How to setup a bit-perfect digital audio streaming client with free software (with LTSP and MPD).
In short, my wanted setup had the following requirements:
- having bit-perfect audio for all digital formats accepted by my DAC
- having the freedom of only using free software
- having the freedom of only using open non patent encumbered file formats