[MPlayer-users] Problems with mplayer and PulseAudio on Ubuntu 10.04

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Mon May 10 21:36:47 CEST 2010

Simple issue simple solution: Ubuntu as usual completely skipped any and all
quality checks (though in this case they are not the only ones) and shippes
a completely broken OpenAL version which does ALSA stuff whenever the library
gets loaded (whoever came up with this deserves to be banned from any and all
software development for at least a year).
If PulseAudio is the only thing that this breaks you're lucky.
1) Remove OpenAL, completely and compile your own MPlayer
2) Get a non-broken OpenAL package from somewhere and use that instead
3) Use some kind of wrapper library that redirects ALSA accesses or do some
other thing that makes sure OpenAL can't actually do anything bad to your
soundcard via ALSA.

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