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NAME

       ecasoundrc - ecasound rcfile

SYNOPSIS

       {prefix}/share/ecasound/ecasoundrc             (for            instance
       '/usr/local/share/ecasound/ecasoundrc') $HOME/.ecasound/ecasoundrc

DESCRIPTION

       ecasoundrc is the main configuration  file  for  ecasound.   Any  user-
       specific modification should be done to $HOME/.ecasound/ecasoundrc, not
       to the global resource file. Ecasound also allows one  to  disable  the
       normal policy and only read from a specific resource file (see ecasound
       (1) and documentation for the -R option).

       The format is quite  simple.  One  line  consists  of  a  configuration
       variable  and  its  value. Variable and value are separated with either
       '=' or ' '. Lines beginning with a "#" are ignored (comment lines).

VARIABLES

       midi-device
              MIDI-device. If the device name is given  in  rawmidi,/dev/midi*
              format,   OSS/Linux   or  OSS/Lite  drivers  are  used.   Device
              rawmidi,/dev/snd/midiCxDy opens an  ALSA  raw-MIDI  device  with
              card  number  'x'  and  device number 'y'.  See ecasound (1) man
              page  (the  '-Md   option)   for   more   info.    Defaults   to
              rawmidi,/dev/midi.

       default-output
              Output  device  to  use  by  default.  If a chainsetup with zero
              outputs, but with one or more inputs, is  connected,  a  default
              output  is  added and all the chains are connected to it. If the
              special-case value 'autodetect' is specified, ecasound will  try
              to  auto-detect  a  suitable  device  (JACK  ->  ALSA  -> OSS ->
              rtnull).  Defaults to autodetect.

       default-audio-format
              Default values for sample format, channel count,  sampling  rate
              and  channel  interleaving.  Syntax  is  the  same  as  used  by
              ecasound's  -f  option  (see   ecasound   (1)).    Defaults   to
              s16_le,2,44100,i.

       default-to-precise-sample-rates
              Whether  to  ignore  sample rate differences (and possibly avoid
              resampling). Currently only  affects  OSS-devices.  Defaults  to
              false.

       default-mix-mode
              If  default-mix-mode  is  sum, engine will mix multiple channels
              into one output channel by summing all input channels.  In  mode
              avg, mixing is done by taking the average of all input channels.
              The avg mode is safe from clipping, while sum is closer  to  the
              way analog mixers work. Defaults to avg.

       bmode-defaults-nonrt
              Selects  the  default  parameters  to  use  with  buffering mode
              'nonrt' (other modes are 'rt'  and  'rtlowlatency).   Parameters
              are  given  as  a comma-separated tuple of values: 1) buffersize
              (number,-b),   2)   raised    priority    (true/false,-r),    3)
              sched_priority     (number,-r:X),     4)     double    buffering
              (true/false,-z:db), 5) db-bufsize (number,-z:db,X), and  6)  max
              intbuf         (true/false,-z:intbuf).        Defaults        to
              1024,false,50,false,100000,true.

       bmode-defaults-rt
              See         'bmode-defaults-nonrt'.         Defaults          to
              1024,true,50,true,100000,true.

       bmode-defaults-rtlowlatency
              See          'bmode-defaults-nonrt'.         Defaults         to
              256,true,50,true,100000,false.

       resource-directory
              Directory for global ecasound configuration files.  Defaults  to
              {prefix-dir}/share/ecasound.  Note! User-specific resource files
              can be be stored to '$(HOME)/.ecasound/'. For instance  you  can
              add       your       own       presets       definitions      to
              '$(HOME)/.ecasound/effect_presets'.

       resource-file-genosc-envelopes
              Configuration file for generic oscillators. Is  located  in  the
              resource directory. Defaults to generic_oscillators.

       resource-file-effect-presets
              Configuration  file  for  effect  presets.  Is  located  in  the
              resource directory. Defaults to effect_presets.

       ladspa-plugin-directory
              Directory containing LADSPA effect plugins. Defaults to {prefix-
              dir}/lib/ladspa.   If  environment  variable LADSPA_PATH exists,
              directories specified  in  it  are  automatically  searched  for
              plugins.    Note!   To  match  the  syntax  of  the  LADSPA_PATH
              environment  variable,  'ladspa-plugin-directory'  can   contain
              multiple directories, separated by ':' characters.

       ext-cmd-text-editor
              If  ext-cmd-text-editor-use-getenv is false or "EDITOR" is null,
              value of this field is used.

       ext-cmd-text-editor-use-getenv
              Should ecasound try  to  query  environment  variable  "EDITOR".
              Defaults to true.

       ext-cmd-mp3-input
              Command for starting mp3 input. Ecasound expects to read signed,
              16bit, little-endian stereo  audio  samples  from  its  standard
              input.  Ecsound  will  query  other  audio  format parameters by
              parsing the mp3 file header. Before execution,  %f  is  replaced
              with  path to the input mp3. If exists, "%o" is replaced with he
              start offset in mp3 frames. Double-quotes and backslash-espacing
              can be used to include white-space to individual parameters.  By
              default, mpg123 is launched.

       ext-cmd-mp3-output
              Command for starting mp3 output.  Ecasound  will  write  stereo,
              signed,  16bit, little-endian samples to standard output. Sample
              rate is configurable. Before execution, %f is replaced with path
              to  the  output  mp3,  %S  with  sample rate in kHz, and %B with
              encoding bitrate in kbps. Double-quotes  and  backslash-espacing
              can  be used to include white-space to individual parameters. By
              default Ecasound will try to launch lame. As a special exception
              (added  to  Ecasound 2.7.0), if the output program is "lame" and
              options include "--big-endian", Ecasound will  detect  this  and
              output big-endian samples.

       ext-cmd-ogg-input
              Command  for  starting  Ogg  Vorbis input. Ecasound expects that
              audio samples are written to standard output. It should be noted
              that  Ecasound  is not able to query the audio format parameters
              from ogg files, so these need to be set manually  by  the  user.
              Before  execution,  %f  is  replaced with path to the input ogg.
              Double-quotes and backslash-espacing  can  be  used  to  include
              white-space  to  individual parameters. By default Ecasound will
              try to launch (ogg123).

       ext-cmd-ogg-output
              Command for starting Ogg  Vorbis  output.  Ecasound  will  write
              samples  in little-endian format to standard output. Other audio
              parameters are configurable. Before execution,  %f  is  replaced
              with  path  to the output ogg, %c, %s and %b with matching audio
              format  parameters,  and  %B  with  encoding  bitrate  in  kbps.
              Double-quotes  and  backslash-espacing  can  be  used to include
              white-space to individual parameters. By default  Ecasound  will
              try to launch (oggenc).

       ext-cmd-mikmod
              Command for starting mikmod input. Ecasound expects that signed,
              16bit, stereo audio samples  are  written  to  standard  output.
              Before  execution,  %f  is  replaced with file path, and %s with
              selected sample rate. Double-quotes and  backslash-espacing  can
              be  used  to  include  white-space  to individual parameters. By
              default Ecasound will try to launch mikmod.

       ext-cmd-timidity
              Command for starting timidity++  input.  Ecasound  expects  that
              signed,  16bit,  stereo  audio  samples  are written to standard
              output. Before execution, %f is replaced with file path, and  %s
              with  sample  rate.  Double-quotes and backslash-espacing can be
              used  to  include  white-space  to  individual  parameters.   By
              default Ecasound will try to launch timidity.

       ext-cmd-flac-input
              Command  for  starting  FLAC  input. Ecasound expects that audio
              samples are written to standard output. It should be noted  that
              Ecasound  is  not able to query the audio format parameters from
              FLAC files, so these need  to  be  set  manually  by  the  user.
              Before  execution,  %f  is  replaced with path to the input FLAC
              file.  Double-quotes  and  backslash-espacing  can  be  used  to
              include   white-space   to  individual  parameters.  By  default
              Ecasound will try to launch (flac).

       ext-cmd-flac-output
              Command for starting FLAC output. Ecasound will write samples to
              standard  output.  All audio parameters are configurable. Before
              execution, %f is replaced with path to the output flac,  %c,  %b
              and  %s  with  matching  audio format parameters, %I with either
              'signed' or 'unsigned', and %E with either  'little'  or  'big'.
              Double-quotes  and  backslash-espacing  can  be  used to include
              white-space to individual parameters. By default  Ecasound  will
              try to launch (flac).

       ext-cmd-aac-input
              Command  for  starting  AAC input. Ecasound expects that signed,
              16bit, stereo, big-endian audio samplesare written  to  standard
              output.  It should be noted that   Ecasound is not able to query
              the input sample rate, so this needs to be set manually  by  the
              user.   Before  execution, %f is replaced with path to the input
              AAC file. Note! FAAC must be compiled with MP4 support.  Double-
              quotes and backslash-espacing can be used to include white-space
              to individual parameters. By default Ecasound will try to laucnh
              faad.

       ext-cmd-aac-output
              Command  for starting AAC output. Ecasound will write big-endian
              audio samples to standard output. All other audio parameters are
              configurable.  Before execution, %f is replaced with path to the
              output AAC file, %c,  %b  and  %s  with  matching  audio  format
              parameters.  Note!  FAAC  must  be  compiled  with  MP4 support.
              Double-quotes and backslash-espacing  can  be  used  to  include
              white-space  to  individual parameters. By default Ecasound will
              try to launch faac.

DEPRECATED

       ext-cmd-wave-editor

SEE ALSO

       ecasound (1), ecatools (1), ecasound-iam (1)

AUTHOR

       Kai Vehmanen, <kvehmanen -at- eca -dot- cx <kvehmanen  -at-  eca  -dot-
       cx>>

                                  22.03.2009                     ecasoundrc(5)