[MPlayer-dev-eng] [patch] prefer ALSA over OSS
Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski
dominik at rangers.eu.org
Fri May 4 11:50:40 CEST 2007
On Friday, 04 May 2007 at 10:24, Nicolas George wrote:
> Le quintidi 15 floréal, an CCXV, Bobby Bingham a écrit :
> > How is an "audio" group "just a hack"? Isn't that the whole idea of
> > groups - if you want to restrict access to a file/device (eg /dev/dsp)
> > to a specific set of users, add those users to a group with access to
> > that device. If you want all users to have access to it, then you can
> > just make it world writeable.
> > Where's the problem? In what way do UNIX permissions get in the way?
> > Just set them once the way you like, and be done with it.
> Imagine. You have a computer at home. Like any well behaved Unix computer,
> it stays on 24 hours a day, with a SSH server. Sometimes, your little
> brother comes to visit, and you have created him an account; since he likes
> to play with ScummVM, you have put him in the audio group.
> Well, your little brother likes practical jokes: one night, at 3 in the
> morning, he just does "ssh your.computer mplayer /some/loud/music.mp3".
And nothing happens, because you've turned off the speakers for the night.
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