[vlc-devel] Update: Mac OS X audio patch

Mark Wells mark.wells at oxsemi.com
Fri Jul 2 09:57:07 CEST 2004

I sent the following email yesterday afternoon, but for some reason it 
didnt come through on the list. I have removed the attachment incase 
this was the problem. Therefore if anyone wants the code then let me 
know where to send it!


Begin forwarded message:

> From: Mark Wells <mark.wells at oxsemi.com>
> Date: 1 July 2004 15:13:54 BST
> To: vlc-devel at videolan.org
> Subject: Update: Mac OS X audio patch
> Attached is my latest offering - an update to Matt Romaine's OS X 
> audio patch. Main functionality includes:
> 1) Fixed selection on the "Audio Device" submenu so now when you 
> select an option, it actually changes the output format to reflect the 
> selected option. (Previously, audio would be played in one format 
> only. all available formats were correctly detected, and changing the 
> selection on the audio option menu worked, but did not actually change 
> the output format!)
> 2) Added 5-channel option to Open() so that 3F2R is available. (Matt 
> added 3F2R detection in ChannelsToAoutVar() but there was no initial 
> 5-channel hardware detection so this menu option would previously 
> never happen)
> 3) Bug fix so that where multiple devices supporting the same number 
> of channels are connected to the system they can be selected 
> individually (Previously, selecting "stereo" would indicate in the 
> menus that every stereo-capable device was selected)
> 4) Error message in InitDevice: "Something may be wrong with physical 
> format indexing!" Downgraded to a warning message because during 
> testing with my G5's internal device I was getting this error message 
> popup, while there is perfect audio playback. I have not looked into 
> this issue extensively to see in what circumstances this message 
> should occur, but based on my testing it appears when the audio stream 
> is actually OK :o)
> If you have the available hardware then please test this module. I 
> have tested mainly with AC3 content, because I understand from 
> Jean-Alexis that the plan is to eventually implement OS X audio using 
> the HALOutputUnit (like Xine) but that approach will not support 
> direct stream output....so this module will still be required even 
> when the new one comes along.
> Something else to note is I have been working directly off Matt's 
> patch, which used the 20040524 snapshot. I notice that DJ updated 
> coreaudio.c in revision 8084 on 28 June, so bear in mind that this 
> copy of coreaudio.c DOES NOT include his updates (whatever they 
> were...) I guess if necessary I can integrate the two copies....that 
> depends how useful this patch is to everyone.
> I have tried to comment my changes well, but if there are any 
> questions then just shout! Other feedback/suggestions welcome, 
> although I am not certain how much more time I will have available to 
> continue on this module.
> Mark
> ----------------------------------
> Mark Wells
> Oxford Semiconductor Ltd
> 25 Milton Park, Abingdon, OX14 4SH, UK
Mark Wells
Oxford Semiconductor Ltd
25 Milton Park, Abingdon, OX14 4SH, UK
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