[pulseaudio-discuss] Problems with mplayer in Ubuntu 10.04

Colin Guthrie gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Tue May 11 06:33:55 PDT 2010

'Twas brillig, and Mihai Sucan at 11/05/10 12:17 did gyre and gimble:
> Le Tue, 11 May 2010 14:10:57 +0300, Daniel Chen <seven.steps at gmail.com>
> a écrit:
>> '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 this symptom is caused by the outdated version of openal-soft shipped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
> needed.
> It seems exactly what I reported: mplayer (with openal) probes backend
> devices when it's not needed.

Well that seems to cover it, but it hardly represents the seriousness of
the problem.

It suggests a marginal speed improvement, not the fix for a bug.

That's not ideal. Packagers in all distros need to be able to have good
information available to decide whether or not updating is a sensible
thing. Right now I'm trying to evaluate whether or not it's wise for me
to break freeze and push this updated version through. We've got enough
time to do this, but just simply looking at the change log, I wouldn't
have thought it was a necessary upgrade by any means.



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