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Old 04-05-2009, 09:58 AM   #1
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Play Multiple MP3 through multichannel 5.1 card


Hello,
Here's the concern I've ran into, in windows I can take a music file and play it over all the outputs on a 5.1 sound cards using foobar with addition plugins w/ no problem, but what I'd like to do is one of the following.

1. > Use XFCE due to less of a resource hog to do the same thing as windows.

2. > Or Play individual songs, say maybe 4 songs outputting to each of the seperate channels on a 5.1 sound card, (better hardware cost management).

3. > My Basic Objective is to either have a Dual Core or something capable to handle this, in order to either have the computer containing 3 pci sound cards and to distribute different songs throughout each channel of each sound card for better hardware cost management.

If need be, I can still have (1) soundcard outputting 1 sound file and play it accross 1 of the sound cards seperate 5.1 channels as for what I originally mention w/ foobar

Heres some reference links I've been looking at
http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/...hp/t36066.html

http://www.overclock.net/sound-cards...rough-6-a.html


*Also I would need the music to play continously..
I would really appreciate anyones help, and do realize this is alot im looking to do.

Thank You

Michael
 
Old 04-05-2009, 11:33 AM   #2
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Most distros use ALSA as the default system, and it's hard as nuts to configure. In my humble opinion, something as trivial as using a 5.1 speaker set shouldn't require you to read thousands of documentation lines to be able to write an .asoundrc file, which is probably what you need.

So I migrated to OSS4, guess what, it just works out of the box after enabling an option in ossxmix. That's the way I like simple things. I am willing to read whatever is needed and to program my own solutions when there's no other option, but having to read a lot of stuff to plug a speaker set is just idiotic.
 
Old 04-05-2009, 08:50 PM   #3
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could anyone advise me as far as proceeding w/ OSS how to address this issue.
 
Old 04-05-2009, 08:59 PM   #4
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What distribution do you use?
 
Old 04-05-2009, 09:37 PM   #5
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I have my choices between ubuntu & fedora, prefer fedora currently using

I also stumbled across mpg123 utility.
 
Old 04-05-2009, 09:40 PM   #6
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Sorry for the list, here is also all the links I've been researching, If this is of any use

Linux Sound Enviorment
http://www.cse.ohio-state.edu/~bondhugu/alsamch.shtml
http://obsidianlake.wordpress.com/20...utputs-in-mpd/
http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=523630
http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/doc...MP3-HOWTO.html
http://ask.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=613&cid=1785793
http://ask.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=613&cid=1785795
http://ask.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=613&cid=1785798
http://gdam.ffem.org/twosoundcards.html
http://www.alsa-project.org/main/index.php/Asoundrc
http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/...hp/t68115.html
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/OSS
http://ccrma.stanford.edu/software/snd/
http://www.mpg123.de/
http://linux.die.net/man/1/mpg321

Another possible though i was thinking of if its possible to determine which channel of a 5.1 sound card 7.1 etc, correlates to a specific device file, then in turn launch multiple instances of a required audio playback to send to specific /dev files I choose, mpg123 was kinda like what i was thinking

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Old 04-05-2009, 10:07 PM   #7
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I think that fedora doesn't support oss4 by default, so if you really intend to use it you will need to compile it from source. You can start here:

http://www.opensound.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
 
Old 04-05-2009, 10:43 PM   #8
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thank you, I probably post a update in 72hrs approx to update on things, once oss is installed Ill disable alsa, and would anything else need to be preformed?

I was also looking at Sweep & ReZound, for possibilities, maybe resample mp3 for specific channels ?

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