Default Sample rate for Pulse Audio/Jack etc.

lukefromdc at lukefromdc at
Thu Jan 10 04:04:33 UTC 2013

Having followed this, and using both sample rates , I do see one thing
that is ugly: Most standalone audio files I see online are 44.1 khz due to
the legacy CD format, and many audio editors like audacity have tradtionally defaulted
to that. Ardour, of course, does default to 48KHZ.

On the other hand, everyone is saying that the HARDWARE defaults to 48khz and 
has to convert anything else. My good video cameras default to 48khz audio tracks,
but cheap ones (as in <100) can default to anything. I generally keep the 48KHZ
sample rate on video but release audio at 44.1, mostly because otherwise I'd have to 
resample all my music to avoid complicating final mixes.

This situation with soundcards at 48khz may explains the occasional audio corruption bugs 
in audacity (using ALSA on HD ATI SB ALC 889  Analog(hw:0,0) ) that
appear only after a track resample, only after moving the track, not all of the time, and
are ALWAYS  gone after closing and reopening the project

On 01/09/2013 at 7:55 PM, "Len Ovens" <len at> wrote:
>On Wed, January 9, 2013 4:35 pm, Len Ovens wrote:
>> On Tue, January 8, 2013 7:22 am, Mike Holstein wrote:
>>> Can we all agree 44.1 "should" support the largest base of 
>>> grade
>>> hardware that new users most likely would be using?
>> It appears there are two standards :P
>Oops, I should have added that I don't know if I care what rate 
>uses... Now that I have got it working :) (with Jack) Considering 
>most of
>the files the desktop user will listen to are 44.1k, it may as 
>well be
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