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vmixctl(7)			  OSS Devices			    vmixctl(7)

NAME
       oss_imux	- Input	Muplexer audio driver.

DESCRIPTION
       IMUX is a virtual recording engine that permits up to 8 audio recording
       applications to run at the same time. Generally most soundcards	permit
       only  a	single	recording  application to record the input source (via
       mic, line or CD).  With IMUX, you can use up to	8  recording  applica-
       tions  to record	the same source	in different sample rates, bits/sample
       and channels (mono/stereo).  IMUX does all the rate and format  conver-
       sion in software. The applications think	that they are actually getting
       data from the physical device. For instance, if you want	to record  the
       input  from a CDROM in .wav format at 48Khz/8/Mono and at the same time
       you want	to record the same stream in .mp3 format  in  44.1Khz  16  bit
       stereo,	with IMUX, you can start the wave recording application	on the
       first IMUX device and start the MP3 encoder on the second  IMUX	device
       and  both  applications	will run simultaneously	thinking that they are
       getting data from the physical soundcard.

CONFIGURATION
       To add the IMUX driver you first	need to	ensure that there is a	physi-
       cal  soundcard present and then you can run ossdetect -i	to add it. You
       may want	to select a master device by setting imux_masterdev,  but  the
       autodetection  should  provide  a good default. After OSS restart, imux
       should be available.

USAGE
       Connect an input	source to the  soundcard's  line-in  jack.  Using  the
       Mixer  app  like	 ossmix	(or any	OSS compliant mixer) set the recording
       source to Line-In (eg ossmix line.rec ON) Now you can  start  recording
       the  input  in multiple formats and at different	sample rates. The sim-
       plest example is:

	       ossrecord -s48000 -b16 -c2 -d/dev/oss/oss_imux0/pcmin0 test1.wav	&
	       ossrecord -s8000	-b8 -d/dev/oss/oss_imux0/pcmin0	test2.wav &

       After a few minutes of recording	you can	stop them by placing the  com-
       mand in forground mode (type fg %1 or fg	%2) and	press ^c to stop.

       You  now	 have  two wav format files. test1.wav is a 48KHz 16bit	stereo
       file and	test2.wav is a 8Khz 8bit Mono file.

       You can now playback the	files as follows:

       o  ossplay -v test1.wav and it should show you that the file is	indeed
	  48Khz	16bit stereo.

       o  ossplay  -v  test2.wav  -  you should	see that this file is indeed a
	  8Khz 8bit mono file.

       What you	have essentially accomplished  is  recording  a	 single	 input
       stream into two different formats at the	same time.

       You  can	 now extend this analogy to record the input in	mp3 format and
       RealAudio format	simultaneously.

       The IMUX	control	panel can be displayed by typing ossxmix -d<imux mixer
       number> (for e.g. in the	above example, IMUX mixer is #2	so we type os-
       sxmix -d2

       There are record	level control sliders for each input  channel  and  it
       will  show  activity when a recording program is	active on a particular
       channel.

OPTIONS
       o  imux_masterdev: Selects which	physical device	to use as  the	Master
	  device  for  the IMUX	driver.	 Values: -1: automatically selected by
	  OSS, 1-N: Audio device index of the master device  (as  reported  by
	  ossinfo -a), Default:	-1.

       o  imux_rate: Specifies what is the base	sampling rate used by the imux
	  driver.  Values: 5000-96000 Default: 48000

       o  imux_devices:	Specifies  number  of  Input  Multiplexer  devices  to
	  setup.  Values: 2-48 Default:	5

FILES
       /usr/local/lib/oss/conf/oss_imux.conf Device configuration file

AUTHOR
       4Front Technologies

			       28 February 2021			    vmixctl(7)

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