[Vorbis-dev] Does libao use /dev/sound for audio ?

Michael Smith msmith at xiph.org
Mon Apr 13 21:42:09 PDT 2009

On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 9:09 PM, Diptopal Basu <diptopal.basu at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am using the Versatile Application baseboard and intend to use the ogg
> vorbis libraries .
> I have been able to install all the modules related to sound . However I
> think there's something wrong with the /sev/sound folder in my kernel ,
> hence everytime we do
> cat anything.au > /dev/audio
> It throws an error cant create device /dev/audio even though /dev/audio is
> present .
> My question is the ogg vorbis libraries like the libao , do they make use of
> /dev/audio or is there any other mechanism .

libao is not an ogg or vorbis library. It's a completely unrelated
library, for audio output - and it's unmaintained, so I don't know if
anyone will be able to help you with it.

Fortunately, since libao has nothing to do with ogg or vorbis, you can
happily use vorbis without using libao.


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