libao.conf

libao.conf(5)                  libao configuration                 libao.conf(5)



NAME
       libao.conf - configuration for libao.


SYNOPSIS
       /etc/libao.conf

       ~/.libao


DESCRIPTION
       libao.conf and .libao are configuration files for libao, the audio output
       library.  They specify various options to libao, as described below.
       libao.conf sets system-wide options, whereas ~/.libao sets user-specific
       options.  When an option is set in both places, the option in ~/.libao
       takes precedence.


FILE FORMAT
       The file consists of comments and key-value pairs.  Comments are on
       separate lines that start with a # symbol.  The key-value pairs are of
       the form:
               key=value
       where key contains no whitespace and no equal signs.  value will be all
       of the text after the equal sign until (but not including) the ending
       newline.  Beware of extra spaces at the end of the line!  They will
       probably be interpreted as part of the option value.

       The following is a list of valid global option keys. Any driver specific
       option may be used as well as those keys.

              default_driver
                     The short name of the driver libao should use by default.
                     Valid values include (not all are available on every
                     platform): pulse, oss, esd, arts, alsa, nas, irix, sun,
                     roar and sndio.  Note that "sun" is used on many BSD
                     systems as well as Solaris.

              debug (Value optional/ignored)
                     Sets all the drivers as well as AO itself into debugging
                     output mode.  Unlike passing the debug option to a driver,
                     debug will also print debugging information from driver
                     loading and testing.

              quiet (Value optional/ignored)
                     Sets all the drivers as well as AO itself into silent mode.
                     Errors will return only error codes; neither ao nor the
                     drivers will print any output whatsoever to stderr.

              verbose (Value optional/ignored)
                     Sets all the drivers as well as AO itself into verbose
                     mode.


EXAMPLE
       Here is an example libao.conf that forces the OSS driver to be used by
       default:

           # This is a comment.
           default_driver=oss


BUGS
       libao.conf is missing a number of potentially useful options.


AUTHORS
       Stan Seibert <volsung@xiph.org>



                                September 1, 2003                  libao.conf(5)