[openal] what determines valid playback devices?

Chris Robinson chris.kcat at gmail.com
Tue Dec 9 23:53:41 EST 2014

On 12/09/2014 08:44 PM, Grumbly Gibson wrote:
> Depending which framework I link, I'll get audio, or effects, but not both.
> Linking to OpenAL.framework gets me the "built-in device" audio out
> support, and linking to OpenAL-Soft.framework gets me the "OpenAL Soft"
> device which is only writing out to wav file. Is there a way I can have
> both somehow so I can have effects that also come through the built-in
> speakers? Documentation on config file for mac is a bit lacking. Any
> suggestions would be great.

OpenAL Soft should certainly be able to output through the built-in 
speakers with effects. If it's not, there's a misconfiguration somewhere 
with OpenAL Soft.

Running openal-info with the ALSOFT_LOGLEVEL environment variable to set 
to 3 should print traces to help identify the problem.

More information about the openal mailing list