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Audio outputs

2.4. Audio outputs

These modules allow you to choose the way the sound will be output to your audio system .

2.4.1. oss

default: enabled on GNU/Linux

For GNU/Linux and Unix only

This is the audio output for OSS (Open Sound System) output (/dev/dsp, for example, under Linux). It requires that your kernel was compiled with support for your sound card, or, if you use ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound System), the OSS emulation layer must be active.

2.4.2. alsa

default: disabled

For GNU/Linux only

This is the sound output for ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture). It only works under Linux, and it requires that you installed the ALSA drivers and libraries.

2.4.3. esd

default: disabled

For GNU/Linux & Unix only

This sound output has ESD (Enlightened Sound Daemon) support (usually used with Gnome). You must have the daemon and its libraries installed.

2.4.4. arts

default: disabled

For GNU/Linux & Unix only

This sound output has aRts (KDE's sound server) support. You must have the daemon and its libraries installed .

2.4.5. waveout

default: enabled on win

For Windows only

This is the Wave output, which is used by the win32 port.

2.4.6. coreaudio

default: enabled on Mac OS X

For Mac OS X only

This audio output uses CoreAudio under Mac OS X

2.4.7. sdl

default: enabled

This audio output uses SDL. Please refer to the video output.