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

John Long codeblue at inbox.lv
Sun Feb 4 13:06:53 EET 2018

On Sun, 2018-02-04 at 10:39 +0000, Andy Furniss wrote:
> John Long wrote:
> > Does anybody know how to get mplayer to send the correct signal to
> > a
> > USB DAC?
> > 
> > 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.

That's ok, it supports everything I need it to play which is DSD and

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

I tried to use the PCM output from mplayer but it creates a file in the
current directory rather than playing it. And I suspect this won't work
for DSD since it is not PCM based.

Could you suggest the correct command line options to send the PCM
stream to the default device?



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