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Good day fellow slackers,
Today I have upgraded my vlc player to version 2.0. As always, the package from trustworthy Alien Bob mirror was used. But once Vlc was updated, I noticed that there is no sound. I am using Open Sound System v4 from slackbuilds.org because my sound card would not work with alsa at all, and because of superior audio quality of OSS. After looking at vlc preferences I noticed, that OSS audio output module has gone. Why is that I wonder? does it mean I'll have to compile vlc myself? or VLC does not support OSS at all anymore?
You are right - OSS is no longer enabled by default on Linux distributions, and my configure script for VLC did not explicitly enable OSS.
Luckily, the new VLC release 2.0.1 has been tagged and I was about to create packages for it. I have updated my vlc.SlackBuild so that it explicitly enables OSS.
If you subscribe to my package newsfeed at http://slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/ChangeLog.rss you'll be notified automatically when the packages become available for download.