Virtualbox and Pulseaudio

cjm

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Hi all,

I had problems getting sound working inside a Virtualbox guest running Windows 10 and tried building Virtualbox with Pulseaudio support. Lo and behold, sound in the Windows 10 guest is working now. It's not even all that bad - a pulseaudio process is launched in the corresponding user's context as needed and stopped soon after it's no longer needed - but I'm not really a fan of Pulseaudio and would rather not use it.

OSS in FreeBSD works great and supports just about everything Pulseaudio claims to fix but it appears as if this is a lost cause because mainstream applications are homing in on Pulseaudio. I can't help thinking whether it wouldn't make sense to create a "libpulse" mock library that just maps all Pulseaudio calls to FreeBSD's OSS interface, assuming that's feasible...

Thanks,
--Christian
 
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cjm

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I never tried synth - I either build directly via "make" or use portmaster.

On this particular system, I'm building via a little script which essentially runs "make package", then installs the package via "pkg -f install". The old "make reinstall" is broken since PR 224244.
 
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