[MPlayer-users] What output driver for USB DAC?

Andy Furniss adf.lists at gmail.com
Sun Feb 4 12:39:10 EET 2018

John Long wrote:
> Does anybody know how to get mplayer to send the correct signal to a
> If I play the file normally (mplayer filename) it appears mplayer
> decodes the file before sending it to the DAC. I am trying to get
> mplayer to send whatever type of signal to the DAC it needs so that the
>   DAC itself will decode the music, not mplayer.

If it's a DAC then it won't decode the many types of compressed audio 
that mplayer/ffmpeg can.

A "normal" DAC takes PCM digital input and changes it to analogue.

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