[MPlayer-users] oss...alsa....a bit offtopic

gabor gabor at realtime.sk
Fri Sep 6 11:27:02 CEST 2002


i always wanted to ask this, but haven't found a suitable place to do
so... so maybe here....

if my soundcard is working with oss, are there any reasons to go with

or :

what does alsa provide that oss doesn't?

i'm asking because i'm using oss with my soundblasterpci128 and it
but alsa supports this card too...

are there any advantages of using alsa?


p.s: sorry for this off-topic post

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