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Totoro-kun 03-17-2012 09:17 AM

VLC 2.0 no OSS support?
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 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?

Many thanks

adamk75 03-17-2012 09:40 AM

./configure for vlc 2.0 shows an --enable-oss option, which is enabled by default on FreeBSD/NetBSD/DragonFlyBSD.

Perhaps alienBOB can consider rebuilding his vlc packages with that option... Or, at least, enabling that option in future builds.


Alien Bob 03-17-2012 09:42 AM

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 you'll be notified automatically when the packages become available for download.


Alien Bob 03-17-2012 07:06 PM

In the meantime I have uploaded packages for VLC 2.1.0 which do include OSS support.


hitest 03-18-2012 07:54 AM

Many thanks, Eric. I've upgraded to 2.0.1. :)

stormtracknole 03-18-2012 11:33 AM

Compiled 2.0.1 on my own with OSS installed and it is working great! I echo the same statements, thank you Eric.

Totoro-kun 03-19-2012 02:39 AM

Upgraded to 2.0.1 all is good now :) Many thanks

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