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       libao.conf - configuration for libao.





       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.


       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:
       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.

       Valid option keys are:

                     The  short  name  of  the  driver libao should use by default.  Valid values
                     include (not all are available on every platform):  oss,  esd,  arts,  alsa,
                     alsa05,  nas, irix, and sun.  Note that "sun" is used on many BSD systems as
                     well as Solaris.  The "alsa" driver is for the 0.9.x ALSA API,  whereas  the
                     "alsa05" driver is for the 0.5.x API.


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

           # This is a comment.


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


       Stan Seibert <>

                                        September 1, 2003                           libao.conf(5)