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

Adrian Bunk bunk at stusta.de
Sat Apr 28 22:02:48 CEST 2007

On Sat, Apr 28, 2007 at 03:54:12PM -0400, Rich Felker wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 28, 2007 at 04:23:14PM +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > In Linux kernel 2.6, ALSA is the default sound system.
> > It contains an in-kernel OSS emulation, but using ALSA directly is 
> > better.
> No, it's much worse. On my laptop, sound is choppy with the ALSA crap,
> but works fine with the ALSA drives as long as MPlayer uses the OSS
> interface. ALSA is an idiotic, non-unixish, windows-inspired API that
> should be ditched. MPlayer should never endorse it by making it
> default.
> As far as I'm concerned, patch is rejected.

ALSA has bugs.

Reporting bugs to the maintainers helps with getting bugs fixed.
Flaming about bugs but not reporting them is silly.

Please open a bug in the ALSA bug tracker [1] for your problem and tell 
me the bug number.

> Rich


[1] http://bugtrack.alsa-project.org/alsa-bug/


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