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This library is meant as a compatible update/replacement to the OpenAL Sample Implementation (the SI). The SI has been unmaintained for quite a while, and would require a lot of work to clean up. This is a fork the old Windows version to attempt an accelerated ALSA version of an OpenAL implementation.
OpenAL Soft supports mono, stereo, 4-channel, 5.1, 6.1, and 7.1 output, as opposed to the SI's 4-channel max (though it did have some provisions for 6 channel, this was not 5.1, and was seemingly a "late" addition). OpenAL Soft does not support the Vorbis and MP3 extensions, however those were considered deprecated even in the SI. It does, though, support some of the newer extensions like AL_EXT_FLOAT32 and AL_EXT_MCFORMATS for multi-channel and floating-point formats, as well as ALC_EXT_EFX for environmental audio effects, and others.
This package installs the OpenAL Soft shared library.
openal-soft (1:1.14-4) unstable; urgency=medium * Drop libroar-compat2 to Suggests field. (Closes: #673178) * Drop libportaudio2 to Suggests field. -- Andres Mejia <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sat, 02 Jun 2012 10:20:29 -0400 openal-soft (1:1.14-3) unstable; urgency=low * Add dlopened libs as Recommends for libopenal1. * Dlopen libsndio.so.2 instead of libsndio.so. -- Andres Mejia <amejia@de more»
This package was debianized by Bruno "Fuddl" Kleinert <email@example.com> on Thu, 27 Mar 2008 16:05:18 +0100. Upstream Contact: Chris Robinson <firstname.lastname@example.org> OpenAL Soft was downloaded from <http://kcat.strangesoft.net/openal.html> OpenAL Soft is Copyright © 1999-2008 by the OpenAL team This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of t more»