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Sat Oct 30 10:12:16 CEST 2010

RME SPDIF from minidisc

1. configure the card with alsamixer:

   alsamixer -c 1

   Input Connector -> Optical
   Sample Clock Source -> AutoSync


2. verify operation

   cat /proc/asound/card1/rme96


RME Digi96/8 PST at 0xfd000000, irq 20 (index #2)

General settings
  period size: 8192 bytes

Input settings
  input: optical (2 channels)
  sample rate: 44100 Hz
  sample format: 16 bit

Output settings
  output signal: normal playback
  sample rate: 44100 Hz
  sample format: 24 bit
  sample clock source: autosync
  format: IEC958 (consumer)
  emphasis: off
  non-audio (dolby): off

Analog output settings
  monitored ADAT tracks: 1+2
  attenuation: 0 dB
  volume left: 16383
  volume right: 16383


3. start ecasound:

   ecasound -i alsa,hw:1 -o rec.wav


4. using FLAC compression and large bufsize:

   ecasound -t:4440 -R -b:81960 -B:nonrt -i alsa,hw:1 -o rec.flac

   # 4440 = 60 * 74



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