[MPlayer-dev-eng] [patch] prefer ALSA over OSS
jknutar at nic.fi
Thu May 3 20:33:56 CEST 2007
On Thursday 03 May 2007 19:46, Zsolt Barat wrote:
> mostly the people just don't know
> how to set up their soundsystem
Until somewhat recently "set up their soundsystem" required googling
random wikis, cryptic doxygen documentation, and half-working example
files, copy/pasting some of them into a ~/.asoundrc, and hoping that it
works, since there was no chance at all for a regular user to figure
out the terminology alsa uses, and figure out how to translate "I just
want sound to stop stuttering and MPlayer to stop showing jerky video"
into ~/.asoundrc syntax from the scarce docs and random examples.
Fortunately, today, alsa by default works without need for this, as long
as you have a regular sound setup, i.e. one sound card, etc. :-)
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