[wplug] Minidisc and Linux

DAVID G MATTHEWS dgm4+ at pitt.edu
Tue Nov 20 17:30:48 EST 2001

There was just a discussion on USB audio on the alsa user list (or was it
Linux Audio Developers?  I don't remember, but that's not the point.)
Anyway, apparently there is kernel support for USB audio.  You may have to
rebuild your kernel, and you'll probably want to use something fairly
recent.  Alsa is not supporting USB audio right now, but that may change,
because some people seem to want it.  Check opensound.com  (I think I said
opensound.org last time, but that's wrong.)

On Tue, 20 Nov 2001 harrold at sage.che.pitt.edu wrote:

> Sometime in November J Aaron Farr assaulted keyboard and produced...
> |Has anyone here ever been able to download music from Linux to a minidisc
> |recorder?  I've got a Sony minidisc recorder with all the PC-Link USB cables
> |and whatnot.  I'm just not sure how to record to the USB device.
> |
> |Moreover, does anyone have any suggestions as to what media player/recorder
> |program to use for this kind of recording?
> |
> normally i just plug the output of my soundcard into the input of my md
> recorder. thats probably the best you can do unless your soundcard has a
> digital out. most md recorders will have a digital input in the form of an
> optical connection. from reading you can get soundcards with optical outputs
> which you can use to send the songs to the md. this reduces the added noise
> created by the digital to analog --> analog to digital conversion. it's been a
> while but when i was looking into getting a soundcard for such a purpose i
> found alot of info on the alsa list serv. from what i remember there was one
> with a trident chipset for about $70 that people were  using for this purpose.
> it was a couple of years ago so it should be better by now.
> --
> john
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