Audio system of the Blender Game Engine
May 5 2017
Aug 2 2015
Thanks for fixing!
Jun 29 2015
With the command ldd you can find out which libraries are dynamically linked. Here my self built blender:
Ups... I have Ubuntu 14.04. I prefer LTS versions.
The official releases on the website have statically linked OpenAL. If you have ubuntu 15.04 you could try their blender package (http://packages.ubuntu.com/wily/blender) which is 2.74 too and might have dynamically linked OpenAL. The OpenAL installation you have seems fine, as openal-info shows the proper version.
I compiled OpenAL by doing:
git clone git://repo.or.cz/openal-soft.git cd openal-soft/build cmake .. make sudo make install sudo ldconfig
Now, I do "openal-info" and I get:
... OpenAL version string: 1.1 ALSOFT 1.16.0 ...
Just compiling is not enough, you also have to install the library on your system! Which version of blender do you use? If you use one with statically linked OpenAL, then you have to build blender with your new OpenAL installed and properly configured as well.
Jun 26 2015
Chris Robinson, OpenAL developer, said
Jan 29 2015
Same as with the other report, works again. Confirmed on Windows 7 x64 with Todays Buildbot.
I can confirm that this works now, tested with todays Buildbot build and a 5.1 system on Windows 7 x64.
Jan 28 2015
Can you retry with current cmake buildbot or tomorrows general buildbot and see if this is fixed ?
Can someone try tomorrows buildbot and see if moving to openal soft 1.16 solves this for them. It does for me
Jan 22 2015
I could reproduce the bug, but it's in OpenAL. I forwarded it and the developer said he'll fix it.
Jan 13 2015
Examples with other programs: Audacious and Audacity, both using Alsa device to play:
- Blender (not BlenderPlayer) do the same trying to quit. If I don't close Jack server, Blender doesn't quit, it freezes. Stopping Jack, Blender quits.
Jan 11 2015
Dec 26 2014
I can confirm your observations about openal-soft
Nov 10 2014
Just found this: http://kcat.strangesoft.net/openal.html#download. I loaded http://kcat.strangesoft.net/openal-soft-1.16.0-bin.zip.
Nov 9 2014
Well as long as we don't use openal soft, that won't happen for windows. The question is if it's the fault of the OpenAL libraries we're using, why not these: http://openal.org/creative-installers/