[MPlayer-dev-eng] [patch] prefer ALSA over OSS

Rich Felker dalias at aerifal.cx
Sat Apr 28 21:57:03 CEST 2007

On Sat, Apr 28, 2007 at 07:12:14PM +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > Don't ask me why, i don't understand how ALSA works.
> This doesn't match my experiences.
> In my experience there are many people for whom the OSS emulation does 
> work worse or not at all, but native ALSA does work.
> But the goal is to get ALSA always working without using the OSS 
> emulation, and if there are still problems in ALSA left these should be 
> fixed in ALSA.

I don't care because the ALSA api is fundamentally idiotic. There is
no way of solving it. OSS api is a correct, unix-style ioctl-based API
that's portable across many platforms and clean. ALSA is a nasty
library-based approach.

MPlayer is a *nix application, not a Linux application, and thus
should prefer and endorse the standardized api, not the nasty
Linux-specific one.


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