[MPlayer-users] choice of audio device ...

Ron Johnson ron.l.johnson at cox.net
Sun Jun 17 00:53:31 CEST 2012

On 06/16/2012 11:44 AM, Albretch Mueller wrote:
>> $ mplayer -v -ao oss -alang eng -slang eng -autosync 30 -dvd-device
>> /dev/sr0 dvd://1

OSS?  Sure, if you use {Free|Open|Net}BSD.

OTOH, the Linux kernel deprecated OSS about a decade ago and removed it 
5ish years ago, and for a couple of years PulseAudio has been the 
preferred sound system in both Fedora and Ubuntu.  ALSA does, though, 
have OSS emulation.

>>   the -autosync 30 flag I had to use because the comments were somehow
>> delayed
> ~
>   I was wondering if my choice of audio device was optimal ...
> ~
> $ mplayer -ao help
> MPlayer SVN-r33713-4.6.1 (C) 2000-2011 MPlayer Team
> Available audio output drivers:
> 	oss	OSS/ioctl audio output
> 	alsa	ALSA-0.9.x-1.x audio output
> 	esd	EsounD audio output
> 	pulse	PulseAudio audio output
> 	jack	JACK audio output
> 	nas	NAS audio output
> 	sdl	SDLlib audio output
> 	openal	OpenAL audio output
> 	mpegpes	DVB audio output
> 	v4l2	V4L2 MPEG Audio Decoder output
> 	null	Null audio output
> 	pcm	RAW PCM/WAVE file writer audio output
> ~

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