Andrew - could you possibly ask Uplink if he got anywhere with looking at the ALSA resampling settings we were talking about? There is the potential for a substantial improvement in audio quality from some audio and AV files with what looked like just a few ALSA config file changes...
We're snowed under with changes at the moment so no he hasn't...if you need that I'd suggest looking into it yourself and giving us a patch.
All the best
Andrew - I don't "need" it but I would "like" it! I just wondered if he had looked at it any more before I did anything. He was asking a question about something specific and I found some refs for him, didn't know if he'd had a chance to look at them yet (as freenode doesn't like mibbit any more and I don't like the freenode client, haven't been online for a while!)
I think it is just a change to one of the alsa conf files to set the virtual devices up to use bestsamplerate resampling, but its a little confusing to me. Will see if I can have another go at it