[MPlayer-DOCS] sdl subdriver name for arts
joost.baas at phil.uu.nl
Sun Aug 29 18:33:27 CEST 2004
in http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/HTML/en/devices.html#sdl it says:
specifies SDL audio driver to use (i.e. dsp, esd, arts)
however, the proper subdriver for aRTS output is called artsc, not
arts. Maybe it will be a better solution if the guys at libsdl would just
call it arts, like everybody does, but untill they do I think it's a good
idea to have correct documentation.
Because the manpage (or mplayer -ao help) is the first place people will look
for the solution to this problem I suggest something like this:
Specify a priority list of audio output drivers (optionally with device) to
be used. With SDL 'device' is valid, too, it means subdriver then.
NOTE: To get a full list of available drivers, see -ao help.
If the list has a trailing ',' it will fallback to drivers not listed.
try to use OSS with the specified sound devices and fallback to
others if it fails
specify the SDL subdriver (e.g. artsc, esd, alsa)
This took me about an hour to find out, and during my search I found a load of
other people with the same problem. They almost never had the sollution
though. Usually they had to do with "artsdsp mplayer -ao sdl".
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