I posted this on the Game Programming board over a week ago...but never got any answer...thought I might re-ask it here...
Has anybody here ever used OpenAL? (Open Audio Library, www.openal.org)
I went to their site...but it confused me...I didnt know what to download or anything....and I couldnt really find any tutorials...
How compatible is it with SDL, and how multiplatform is it? I know it supposedly has the ability to play MP3s...and that is what I want...and it is also supposedly multiplatform just like OpenGL, and I also want that. I want to use it in my SDL programs.
Anybody ever used OpenAL before?
>Has anybody here ever used OpenAL?
a little, not enough to help with anything.
>I didnt know what to download or anything
>and I couldnt really find any tutorials...
there are virtually none
> How compatible is it with SDL,
i don't know, doesn't/didn't SDL already use it?
>and how multiplatform is it?
i don't know about it playing mp3's but it might...
unfortunatly, loki has losed and developement on OpenAL has not been updated in over a year... so it future is in question.
if it isn't continued by somebody in a year or so then look into OpenML which isn't out yet and won't be for a year or so yet, but it will be capable of cross platform mp3 audio. the futures foggy till then.