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

Mihai Sucan mihai.sucan at gmail.com
Mon May 10 21:45:18 CEST 2010

Hello Reimar!

Le Mon, 10 May 2010 22:36:47 +0300, Reimar Döffinger  
<Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de> a écrit:

> 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.
> Solutions:
> 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.

Argh. Not much more to add.

Thank you for your concise answer. Finally, I know where to take things  
ahead. Now I have to submit a bug report to Ubuntu. Wish me luck. :)

Best regards,

Mihai Sucan

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