libavdevice/alsa-audio-dec.c File Reference

ALSA input and output: input. More...

#include "libavformat/avformat.h"
#include <alsa/asoundlib.h>
#include "alsa-audio.h"

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static av_cold int audio_read_header (AVFormatContext *s1, AVFormatParameters *ap)
static int audio_read_packet (AVFormatContext *s1, AVPacket *pkt)


AVInputFormat alsa_demuxer

Detailed Description

ALSA input and output: input.

Luca Abeni ( lucabe72 email it )

Benoit Fouet ( benoit fouet free fr )

Nicolas George ( nicolas george normalesup org )

This avdevice decoder allows to capture audio from an ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture) device.

The filename parameter is the name of an ALSA PCM device capable of capture, for example "default" or "plughw:1"; see the ALSA documentation for naming conventions. The empty string is equivalent to "default".

The capture period is set to the lower value available for the device, which gives a low latency suitable for real-time capture.

The PTS are an Unix time in microsecond.

Due to a bug in the ALSA library (, this decoder does not work with certain ALSA plugins, especially the dsnoop plugin.

Definition in file alsa-audio-dec.c.

Function Documentation

static av_cold int audio_read_header ( AVFormatContext s1,
AVFormatParameters ap 
) [static]

Definition at line 53 of file alsa-audio-dec.c.

static int audio_read_packet ( AVFormatContext s1,
AVPacket pkt 
) [static]

Definition at line 127 of file alsa-audio-dec.c.

Variable Documentation

Initial value:

    NULL_IF_CONFIG_SMALL("ALSA audio input"),
    .flags = AVFMT_NOFILE,

Definition at line 166 of file alsa-audio-dec.c.

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