[MPlayer-dev-eng] [patch] prefer ALSA over OSS
dalias at aerifal.cx
Sun Apr 29 00:47:53 CEST 2007
On Sat, Apr 28, 2007 at 10:02:48PM +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> 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  for your problem and tell
> me the bug number.
The bug is that the API is based on a library rather then open() and
ioctl(). I suspect ALSA will reject this bug report...
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