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#1 2012-02-19 06:27:37

dwwoelfel
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OSS sound output with VLC 2.0 [SOLVED]

I am unable to get vlc 2.0 to output sound. The Open Sound wiki recommends adding 'aout=oss' to ~/.vlc/vlcrc. That worked for vlc 1, but I'm having no luck with vlc 2.

It looks like vlc 2 adds a new config file at ~/.config/vlc/vlcrc. Adding aout=oss didn't work there either.

Any ideas?

Last edited by dwwoelfel (2012-02-19 10:13:05)

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#2 2012-02-19 09:51:59

cmudik
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Re: OSS sound output with VLC 2.0 [SOLVED]

Try rebuild vlc through abs with --enable-oss in PKGBUILD. It worked for me.  It looks like oss is in vlc 2.0 disabled by default.

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#3 2012-02-19 10:16:49

dwwoelfel
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Re: OSS sound output with VLC 2.0 [SOLVED]

Thank you. That worked.

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#4 2012-02-19 20:07:19

sonoran
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Re: OSS sound output with VLC 2.0 [SOLVED]

vlc-2.0.0-3-x86_64 works with OSS here after opening the Preferences/Audio dialog and changing Output/Output module from Default to Open Sound System.

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#5 2012-02-19 20:13:52

dwwoelfel
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Re: OSS sound output with VLC 2.0 [SOLVED]

That's odd. Open Sound System wasn't among my module options until I did what cmudik recommended.

Edit: Looks like the pkgbuild was updated: http://projects.archlinux.org/svntogit/ … 2191704d6c

Last edited by dwwoelfel (2012-02-19 20:18:21)

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#6 2012-02-19 20:26:19

sonoran
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Re: OSS sound output with VLC 2.0 [SOLVED]

Yep - "--enable-oss" is there.

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Re: vlc-2.0.0-5 update
Well, nobody's perfect. Downgraded to 2.0.0-3 to get oss back.

Last edited by sonoran (2012-02-24 01:07:52)

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#7 2012-02-24 22:41:08

giovanni
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Re: OSS sound output with VLC 2.0 [SOLVED]

Sorry, I think that I've finally fixed it in vlc-2.0.0-7


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#8 2013-10-13 19:09:58

oglikap
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Re: OSS sound output with VLC 2.0 [SOLVED]

Unfortunately, in my fresh Arch install everything works except oss4 in VLC. The option oss-output is simply gone...

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#9 2013-10-13 19:47:42

karol
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Re: OSS sound output with VLC 2.0 [SOLVED]

See https://projects.archlinux.org/svntogit … 8008ed6718

upgpkg: vlc 2.1.0-1
- new upstream release
- remove OSS support
- switch back to extra/ffmpeg
- build against Lua 5.2

oss has been removed from the repos and dropped to the AUR https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/oss/


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#10 2013-10-13 19:57:58

ewaller
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Re: OSS sound output with VLC 2.0 [SOLVED]

oglikap,  Welcome to the Arch Linux Forums. 

Karol is right (as is true often enough to be pretty damn impressive).  I am going to close this thread; please feel free to start a new thread and link back to this one.  We do this because things in Linux change so fast that new problems and old solutions create confusion. 
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fo … Bumping.22


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