If you find bugs, errors, omissions or other things that need improvement, please create an issue or a pull request at https://github.com/spatialaudio/python-sounddevice/. Contributions are always welcome!
When creating an issue at https://github.com/spatialaudio/python-sounddevice/issues, please make sure to provide as much useful information as possible.
You can use Markdown formatting to show Python code, e.g.
I have created a script named `my_script.py`: ```python import sounddevice as sd fs = 48000 duration = 1.5 data = sd.rec(int(duration * fs), channels=99) sd.wait() print(data.shape) ```
Please provide minimal code
(remove everything that’s not necessary to show the problem),
but make sure that the code example still has everything that’s needed to run it,
You should of course also show what happens when you run your code, e.g.
Running my script, I got this error: ``` $ python3 my_script.py Expression 'parameters->channelCount <= maxChans' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 1514 Expression 'ValidateParameters( inputParameters, hostApi, StreamDirection_In )' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 2818 Traceback (most recent call last): File "my_script.py", line 6, in <module> data = sd.rec(int(duration * fs), channels=99) ... sounddevice.PortAudioError: Error opening InputStream: Invalid number of channels [PaErrorCode -9998] ```
Please remember to provide the full command invocation and the full output. You should only remove lines of output when you know they are irrelevant.
You should also mention the operating system and host API you are using (e.g. “Linux/ALSA” or “macOS/Core Audio” or “Windows/WASAPI”).
If your problem is related to a certain hardware device, you should provide the list of devices as reported by
python3 -m sounddevice
If your problem has to do with the version of the PortAudio library you are using, you should provide the output of this script:
import sounddevice as sd print(sd._libname) print(sd.get_portaudio_version())
If you don’t want to clutter the issue description with a huge load of gibberish,
you can use the
<details> HTML tag to show some content only on demand:
<details> ``` $ python3 -m sounddevice 0 Built-in Line Input, Core Audio (2 in, 0 out) > 1 Built-in Digital Input, Core Audio (2 in, 0 out) < 2 Built-in Output, Core Audio (0 in, 2 out) 3 Built-in Line Output, Core Audio (0 in, 2 out) 4 Built-in Digital Output, Core Audio (0 in, 2 out) ``` </details>
Instead of pip-installing the latest release from PyPI, you should get the newest development version (a.k.a. “master”) from Github:
git clone --recursive https://github.com/spatialaudio/python-sounddevice.git cd python-sounddevice python3 -m pip install -e .
This way, your installation always stays up-to-date, even if you pull new changes from the Github repository.
Whenever the file
sounddevice_build.py changes (either because you edited it
or it was updated by pulling from Github or switching branches), you have to run
the last command again.
If you used the
--recursive option when cloning, the dynamic libraries for
macOS and Windows should already be available.
If not, you can get the submodule with:
git submodule update --init
Building the Documentation§
If you make changes to the documentation, you can locally re-create the HTML pages using Sphinx. You can install it and a few other necessary packages with:
python3 -m pip install -r doc/requirements.txt
To (re-)build the HTML files, use:
python3 setup.py build_sphinx
The generated files will be available in the directory