[arch-general] PulseAudio in [testing]

Jan Steffens jan.steffens at gmail.com
Mon Nov 29 09:04:25 CET 2010

On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 8:32 AM, Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de> wrote:
> These problems are solved since years. I even made a test. Playing two
> flash videos, playing music through mplayer with alsa and starting an
> old game which uses oss. All this works just fine with plain alsa.
> --
> Pierre Schmitz, https://users.archlinux.de/~pierre

Slight detail: ALSA's built-in OSS emulation is inside the kernel,
meaning it can only use the hardware directly. This bypasses dmix and
other extensions of ALSA userspace.

You would need to use aoss if you want to use dmix with OSS
applications. ossp's ALSA backend is in a bad state, regrettably.

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