Bug 259723 - emulators/wine: Wine is not able to see virtual sound devices (such as generated by virtual_oss)
Summary: emulators/wine: Wine is not able to see virtual sound devices (such as genera...
Status: Open
Alias: None
Product: Ports & Packages
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Individual Port(s) (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Only Me
Assignee: emulators
Depends on:
Reported: 2021-11-08 21:02 UTC by Patricio Villar
Modified: 2021-12-13 14:08 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description Patricio Villar 2021-11-08 21:02:53 UTC
Recently, I was able to pair my Bluetooth headphones thanks to virtual_oss. It works great for most programs, but Wine apps continue to use my laptop speakers.

When I go to the Audio tab in winecfg, my virtual audio device doesn't get listed among the available devices.

I first filed a bug for audio/virtual_oss and Hans Petter Selasky (the port maintainer) said that probably the OSS backend in Wine needed to be patched.
Other option he suggested was to give Wine some parameter to override the audio device.

You can read more about it here:
Comment 1 Gerald Pfeifer freebsd_committer 2021-12-05 20:00:55 UTC
I'm sorry, this is beyond my current areas of expertise and I won't be
able to dig into this sufficiently to address it (plus I do not have a
system to reproduce).

Hopefully others will be able look into it - and note that hps@ and
Alex S. have done some nice related work over in bug #259719.
Comment 2 Gerald Pfeifer freebsd_committer 2021-12-13 14:08:23 UTC
Patricio, can you confirm this also is an issue with the wine-devel port
(which is about a year newer in terms of improvements overall than the
regular wine port)?