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

Rich Felker dalias at aerifal.cx
Mon Apr 30 15:38:01 CEST 2007

On Mon, Apr 30, 2007 at 10:13:44AM +0200, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 30, 2007 at 03:07:14AM +0200, Gianluigi Tiesi wrote:
> > uh... the post started with a question: prefer alsa to oss as
> > __default__ so why this "semi-flame"?
> > As most of you don't agree to this, just leave as is.
> > Package develpers can choice the best driver for their packages
> > and who builds manually mplayer knowns for sure how to change
> > driver in the conf.
> Good point.  Note that several distro packages already set ALSA as
> default audio output driver.

Which is incredibly nonsensical. If these distros provide the OSS API
in their kernel config, then it's better and should be preferred. If
they disabled the OSS API in the kernel, then MPlayer will already
fallback to ALSA, so there's no need to make ALSA default...


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