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.
Last edited by dwwoelfel (2012-02-19 10:13:05)
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.
Thank you. That worked.
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.
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)
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)
Unfortunately, in my fresh Arch install everything works except oss4 in VLC. The option oss-output is simply gone...
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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