Okay here is my story. I installed linux mint debian edition and had some trouble with alsa. I have the ALC887 firmware so to get sound from more than one application, I require a alsa module package. This package is apparently unavailable in the LMDE; so, I installed OSS4.
Everything works great now...well sort of. All my music players work (well just gnome mplayer) because I can set it to OSS. The problem here is that VLC has no OSS/4 setting, at least by DEFAULT. The weird thing is that I can hear sound coming from VLC, it's just EXTREMELY CHOPPY. I did a bunch of research on the net and found out that I have to compile VLC with the --enable-oss flag to get it to work correctly (at least I hope).
Here is where I am now, I want to build vlc from source, but I'm stuck in getting the dependices...whenever I run sudo apt-get build vlc, I get this.
venom@venom-desktop ~ $ sudo apt-get build-dep vlc
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Picking 'vlc-dmo' as source package instead of 'vlc'
E: Unable to find a source package for vlc-dmo
venom@venom-desktop ~ $
I've searched for hours and hours trying to find a solution...ubuntu's solution is to enable the universe repo, but I'm not using ubuntu so that boat has sailed. I've also tried adding this to my sources.list file
and when I do an apt-get update, I get this error
W: Failed to fetch http://download.videolan.org/pub/videol ... ce/Sources
404 Not Found
W: Failed to fetch http://download.videolan.org/pub/videol ... 4/Packages
404 Not Found
I'm on a 64 bit machine, running the 64 bit version of LMDE.
How can I solve this?
I would like to point out that the solution doesn't necessary have to be compiling vlc from scratch...if you know of a way I can wrap ALSA though OSS4 then that MAY work, but I doubt it.