[pulseaudio-discuss] Problems with mplayer in Ubuntu 10.04

Mihai Sucan mihai.sucan at gmail.com
Tue May 11 04:17:45 PDT 2010

Le Tue, 11 May 2010 14:10:57 +0300, Daniel Chen <seven.steps at gmail.com> a  

> 'Twas brillig, and Daniel Chen at 10/05/10 21:20 did gyre and gimble:
>>> According to  
>>> http://lists.mplayerhq.hu/pipermail/mplayer-users/2010-May/079934.html
>>> this symptom is caused by the outdated version of openal-soft shipped
>>> in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
> On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 1:02 PM, Colin Guthrie <gmane at colin.guthr.ie>  
> wrote:
>> Just out of curiosity, did he refer the 1.12.854 version? Am I right in
>> saying that the version which is hideously broken is the 1.11.753?
> It appears that he didn't mention a specific version at all, only that
> Ubuntu "shippes a completely broken OpenAL version" -- which,
> presuming that 10.04 LTS is in fact the discussed release, can only
> point to 1.11753. The only newer release that I can see is 1.12.854.
> I'm in complete agreement that the 1.12.854 release notes don't seem
> to mention any fix of hideous brokenness.

 From the 1.12.854 release notes:

* Improved library load time by delaying backend device probing until  

It seems exactly what I reported: mplayer (with openal) probes backend  
devices when it's not needed.

Hence, I am quite very much interested to test this release.

Best regards,

Mihai Sucan

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