Enhanced Multichannel Card support

If you have a truly mighty soundcard with a lot of channels you probably wondered what all the sliders are all about. Now the time of asking is over. KMix does now tell you exactly whether you are operating Subwoofer or Front if you split a control. This feature will ship with KDE4.8.

Multichannel labels for 7.1 surround

This is an example of a cheap USB soundcard. As you see, today even cheap cards support 7.1 channels on one control.

Noteworthy is also the PCM control.Without labels you might miss that PCM on this card is a capture device only.


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Tadej on July 22, 2011 at 7:45 am

    Nice I like this. Great to see improvements made to KMix. Oh and you should add this blog to Planet KDE as it appears it’s not there yet. I’ve stumbled upon it just by accident.


    • I put a request about that just a day ago before your comment, and it got added 3 hours after your comment. That was close. 🙂
      But thanks for reminding me anyways. I also feel that it is important to collect everything on Planet KDE.


  2. Posted by ok_computer on July 22, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    That is really great news. It is something could simplify the interactivity with KDE as many of us have multiple audio devices and many speakers, microphones, etc


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