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Old 07-25-2013, 05:51 AM   #16
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@nhOmega Where did you find this? The man doesn't tell this. Under Slackware 14.0 oss during installation creates a subdir
in /dev. In my computer oss devices are /dev/oss/oss_via/mix0 and /dev/oss/oss_via/pcm0. There are /dev/dsp and /dev/mixer but they are not links to these oss devices. I suspect they are alsa's relicts. I did all settings using CLI xmms2 interface with 'server config' command. The issue is that there is no documentation.
 
Old 07-25-2013, 06:19 AM   #17
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Hmm for me they are linked:
dsp -> dsp0
dsp0 -> /dev/oss/oss_hdaudio0/pcm0

I don't use udev so maybe that helps with retaining this.

As for the xmms2 config settings I've been in #xmms2 freenode chan and before that on another network since ~2005 or so bugging them about stuff(my irc nick is ruskie)(I also maintained the xmms2 build in the distro I was using at the time).
 
Old 07-25-2013, 07:45 PM   #18
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To be honest OSSv4 does have better audio quality and does really unlock some of the potential of your sound card.
This has been my experience as well. ALSA has been behind in terms of support and sound quality for many years. It has never managed to catch up to the quality of OSS.

There were many sound-related issues for me when Slackware switched to ALSA as the default. Don't get me wrong. ALSA is "good enough" for what I do, and I am not usually bothered enough by its shortcomings to switch back to OSS on a new Slackware installation... but when I do, there are noticeable differences.
 
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:54 AM   #19
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As for the xmms2 config settings I've been in #xmms2 freenode chan and before that on another network since ~2005 or so bugging them about stuff(my irc nick is ruskie)(I also maintained the xmms2 build in the distro I was using at the time).
You may consider to share with us your knowledge about xmms2. Say, create some more detailed documentation. Still I have no idea how to add a file to playlist in CLI. I know there is 'add' command but I don't understand these concepts of 'pattern' versus 'file path'. Say when I'm doing
Code:
xmms2> add my_music.ogg
it doesn't work.
 
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Old 07-27-2013, 02:38 AM   #20
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Have you read the man page(man xmms2). It is rather detailed and has a full chapter on PATTERN.

> PATTERN
> Patterns are used to search for songs in the media library, some of
> these patterns may require escaping (with '\') depending on what shell
> is used. The properties can be found in the output of xmms2 info.

As for adding:

xmms2 add /path/to/my/music_dir /path/to/my/music_file.ogg

Never had a problem there.
 
Old 07-30-2013, 06:10 AM   #21
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As for adding:

xmms2 add /path/to/my/music_dir /path/to/my/music_file.ogg

Never had a problem there.
Exactly. As for 'add' can I use wildcards or does a file path is relative or always has to be absolute? I mean a path relative to the directory where xmms2 was called. Sorry for such delays in answers but at the moment I don't have direct internet access.
 
Old 07-30-2013, 06:13 AM   #22
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It should generally work for relative paths as well. I believe it first checks if it is a dir/file and only then uses it as a pattern. But you can force it to file(it's in the man page). And yes you can do something/*.ogg or somewherele/*.flac etc.
 
  


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