[vlc-devel] VLC Mac OS X and Audio Device support
hartman at videolan.org
Wed Dec 7 20:18:42 CET 2005
I have recently merged my AUHAL work and CoreAudio SPDIF work into
one single VLC plugin.
It works with my PowerMac G5 SPDIF port and with my Sonica Theater
(driver version 1.6) SPDIF and multichannel analog output.
However there are of course tons of other devices which I do not own
or do not have access to. For this I need your help. If you have a
USB, firewire of PCI audio device, please try the VLC nightly build
To be tested:
- normal stereo out
- 5.1 analog out
- 5.1 encoded out
- Mac OS X 10.4
- The latest drivers for your device installed (please check this, a
lot changed over the past two years in audio device management)
- speakers configured in Audio Midi Setup Utility (For multichannel
- When testing encoded output, you need to select the "name (Encoded
Output)" variant of your device in VLCs Audio Device Menu
- PnP of devices during playback is not supported atm.
It's best to launch VLC from the Terminal with /Applications/VLC.app/
In this mode VLC will provide detailed debug information which in
case of an issue I can use to fix this. Please mail me this
information in case you report back, as well as your Audio device
type and your audio device driver version. Also please try to
describe what you did in order to trigger the issue (the file type
you played, what you selected etc etc).
I think that with this module I can finally claim analog multichannel
output AND encoded digital output in VLC.
I also think that in the basis this is how such a thing needs to be
implemented. However there can be a few corner stone cases for
devices which are not currently handled just yet.
I would like to thank M-Audio for the Sonica Theater and the VLC
users who donated money for the Powermac G5, without which I could
have never fixed this.
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