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NetBSD 6.1.5 - man page for uaudio (netbsd section 4)

UAUDIO(4)			   BSD Kernel Interfaces Manual 			UAUDIO(4)

NAME
     uaudio -- USB audio device driver

SYNOPSIS
     uaudio* at uhub?
     audio*  at audiobus?

DESCRIPTION
     The uaudio driver provides support for USB audio class devices.

     A USB audio device consists of a number of components: input terminals (e.g. USB digital
     input), output terminals (e.g.  speakers), and a number of units in between (e.g. volume
     control).	The following types of units are handled by the uaudio driver and are accessible
     via the mixer (see audio(4)) interface:
	mixer	      A mixer has a number of inputs and one output.  Each input has a control
		      that determines its volume in the output.  The name of the control is
		      mixN-S, where N is a number that identifies which mixer it is and S which
		      input.
	selector      A selector unit selects one of multiple audio sources such as mic-in and
		      line-in.	The name of the control is selN-S1S2S3..., where N is a number
		      that identifies which selector unit it is and the sequence of Sn indicates
		      candidate units for the audio source.
	feature       A feature unit changes the sound in some way, like bass, treble, mute, or
		      volume.  The name of the control is determined in a heuristic way.  If the
		      unit changes the sound to a speaker output terminal, the names of the con-
		      trols may be outputs.speaker.bass, outputs.speaker.treble, out-
		      puts.speaker.mute, outputs.speaker, or likewise.
	processing    A processing unit does one of a number of audio processing functions (e.g.,
		      channel up-down mixing, Dolby ProLogic, or chorus effects).  The name of
		      the on-off control is proN.M-enable, where N is a number that identifies
		      which processing unit it is and M which kind.  Depending on the type of
		      processing unit there may be other controls as well.
	extension     An extension unit performs some unspecified audio processing The name of
		      the on-off control is extN-enable, where N is a number that identifies
		      which processing unit it is.

     For more information the USB Audio class specification is indispensable reading.

SEE ALSO
     audio(4), usb(4)

     USB Approved Class Specification Documents, http://www.usb.org/developers/devclass_docs/.

HISTORY
     The uaudio driver appeared in NetBSD 1.5.

BUGS
     There is no support for multiple-endpoints audio stream, adaptive recording, async playback,
     and TYPE-II/III formats.

     There is the possibility that a device has multiple mixer items which have the same name.

BSD					September 20, 2011				      BSD


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