Re: mp3blaster, xmms and ogg-files
On Fri, 2004-01-02 at 03:14, Vincent Bernat wrote:
> OoO Peu avant le début de l'après-midi du jeudi 01 janvier 2004, vers
> 13:24, Michel Dänzer <email@example.com> disait:
> >> > ALSA has many problem, use the OSS emulation instead of native ALSA
> >> > and all should work fine. I have switched back to OSS drivers recently
> > So did I in early 2.6.0-test, but it's improved a lot since then,
> > and I've realised how much more powerful ALSA is.
> Sure, even with 1.0.0rc2, many apps still are unable to use properly
> the native ALSA driver (mplayer for example)
Yes, mplayer seems to be broken (not only) in this regard. As usual, it
works via SDL though.
> Another drawback is that with ALSA everything becomes complex. With
> OSS, you have /dev/dsp and /dev/mixer. You can easily change the
> default sound card with some symbolic link. With ALSA, you have so
> many more devices, mixer settings can be very numerous (on my SB Live,
> there are at least 20 of them !) and there is no simple way to
> configure this.
I guess complexity is the price for flexibility. :) I hope it's only a
matter of time until someone writes an easy ALSA configuration tool
> BTW, does there exist an ".asoundrc" which is system-wide ?
Sure, /etc/asound.conf, as mentioned in my other post. :)
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