ALSA Plugins-1.0.13

Introduction to ALSA Plugins

The ALSA Plugins package contains plugins for various audio libraries and sound servers.



The ALSA Plugins package has not been tested by the BLFS editors.

Package Information

ALSA Plugins Dependencies


pkg-config-0.20 and ALSA Library-1.0.13


FFmpeg-0.4.9-pre1, JACK, PulseAudio, Secret Rabbit Code (a.k.a. libsamplerate)

User Notes:

Installation of ALSA Plugins

Install ALSA Plugins by running the following commands:

./configure &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install &&
install -v -m755 -d /usr/share/doc/alsa-plugins-1.0.13 &&
install -v -m644 doc/{README*,*.txt} \


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries: Numerous libasound_module_<module>.so modules including ctl_oss, pcm_oss, pcm_upmix, pcm_vdownmix and optionally ctl_pulse, pcm_pulse, pcm_a52, pcm_jack and rate_samplerate*
Installed Directory: /usr/share/doc/alsa-plugins-1.0.13

Short Descriptions

Allows native ALSA applications to run on OSS.

Allows upmixing sound to 4 or 6 channels.

Allows downmixing sound from 4-6 channels to 2 channel stereo output.

Allows native ALSA applications to work with jackd.

Allows native ALSA applications to access a PulseAudio sound daemon.

Converts S16 linear sound format to A52 compressed format and sends it to an SPDIF output.

Provides an external rate converter through libsamplerate.

Last updated on 2007-01-18 13:38:19 -0600