[MPlayer-users] choosing which sound card with sdl

The Wanderer inverseparadox at comcast.net
Wed Mar 11 22:18:44 CET 2009

chris cringle wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 10:52 AM, The Wanderer 
> <inverseparadox at comcast.net> wrote:

>> Given that SDL isn't hardware-specific, but is effectively a
>> wrapper over whatever your system provides, I wouldn't be in the
>> least surprised if it weren't possible to tell it what hardware to
>> use.
>> Your system-wide SDL preferences may offer more options, but that
>> won't necessarily help your case.
> I'm new to SDL as I usually just use alsa. Where are these settings?
> I can't find any sdl related files in /etc.

I don't know; I've never needed to configure SDL beyond the way it's
installed by default.

>> All I can suggest is, look at the man page; if it doesn't explain
>> how to do it, then there's fairly good odds that it can't be done.
>> (Though in some cases that just means that no one's implemented it
>> yet.)
> There is no mention of it in the mplayer man page.

It's there in mine, under the "AUDIO OUTPUT DRIVERS (MPLAYER ONLY)"

> I'm not sure why I have to use sdl, if all it does is wrap over the
> other device types why when I use them directly does my video die?

Configuration issues, probably, but it's kind of hard to guess without
seeing the output when it fails.

       The Wanderer

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