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

Diego Biurrun diego at biurrun.de
Mon Apr 30 18:37:30 CEST 2007

On Mon, Apr 30, 2007 at 09:38:01AM -0400, Rich Felker wrote:
> 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...

It's the other way around: The intention is to actually prefer the ALSA
audio output driver over OSS.  OSS - for better or worse - is simply on
its way out, at least under Linux.  Note that I don't care at all and
don't wish to flame about this subject.


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