On Monday 05 April 2010 17:19:38 Bastian Blank wrote:
> Package: mplayer
> Version: 1.0~rc3+svn20090405-1+b1
> Severity: grave
> mplayer tries to use OSS first. With gmplayer this even produces an
> warning dialog box. Using OSS is bad because the default implementation
> (the kernel OSS emulation for ALSA) does not support multiplexing and
> therefor disallows any other access to the sound device.
> Bastian

Ok. I do see this to be an issue on systems with ALSA or Pulseaudio, but why
the severity grave? This to me seems to merit severity of important.

I thought ALSA already handles OSS emulation by default, and it's certainly
possible to do the same with Pulseaudio. On top of that, you can set
/etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf to use any audio output driver as default.

Andres Mejia

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