[openal] Extensions and recommended way of installing OpenAL Soft
chris.kcat at gmail.com
Fri Sep 11 09:12:37 EDT 2015
On 09/04/2015 10:06 AM, Cyril Drouet wrote:
> Thank you for the tip.
> Regarding the soft devices, my audio device is listed twice with the
> same name right now (hopefully, Soft will appear in the name in the next
Current Git version now signifies which devices are from OpenAL Soft,
when using the mmdevapi, dsound, or winmm backends. Kinda wish I could
have the names include "on OpenAL Soft" only when being used through the
router, but there's not really a way to detect such, so I have to settle
for it always being there with those backends only.
> If I pass null (to open
> the default device), it seems to open the hard device. If I explicitly
> pass the name, it seems to open the Soft device. So, if the name is the
> same, does it always open the soft device?
I imagine that depends on what the router feels like doing, and how it
maps enumerated device names to the individual drivers. I don't think
any consistent/reliable behavior can be expected when multiple drivers
expose the same device names.
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