[MPlayer-dev-eng] [patch] prefer ALSA over OSS
dalias at aerifal.cx
Mon Apr 30 21:47:13 CEST 2007
On Mon, Apr 30, 2007 at 06:37:30PM +0200, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> 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.
No, it's not. It works, has always worked, and will always work. And
as a leading project, MPlayer has a moral obligation to put pressure
on the kernel developers to ensure that it continues to work, and work
well. If this were my decision, I would have DROPPED alsa support from
MPlayer years ago since it's redundant and lower quality than OSS.
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