Lately, I installed another distribution, and naturally ALSA came with it. So while it was there anyway, I decided to test out bit-perfect sound, because as an eee consumer I hate to waste CPU cycles on the software mixer. Well, after a simple setting in the mpd.conf it seemingly worked, as all other sound output was blocked and MPD ate about 1%, while with ALSA it was usually around 10 to 20%.
So, is it possible? With ALSA I just had to set
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into the mpd.conf. But I can't find any information whatsoever on doing something similar with OSS.
I know OSS consumes less CPU with its resampling to 48000 (Intel HDA), I'd still like to test that out.