I am trying to change the default Audio sound system to ALSA so it fixes some sound issues. How can this be done?
Am using 1.3.x branch from PPA which is much better than the 1.1.x and 1.2.x in every way.
I am aware that wine has just undergone a complete rewrite of the audio system and maybe
winetricks could still help with your question...
In a terminal run
In your terminal type
This does the same effect as in @fossfreedom-s solution. Note: if you want to disable all audio in wine, use
To restore Ubuntu's default value, repeat the first 2 steps and then set Audio to pulse.
Another way is running
gstreamer-properties and selecting ALSA, OSS or PulseAudio in the Default Output and Default Input options. Whichever option the user prefers. Works like the winetricks mentioned by fossfreedom but this is only for sound in general. In his case you can do a lot more.
that can be done via winetricks also:
winetricks settings sound=alsa
to see all available options:
winetricks settings list | grep sound
All you need to do is enable Alsa and disable all others in
winecfg. You can also try
padsp wine insert-application-name-here, this will redirect it to OSS, but fixes many problems with sound.
If you do not see the option there, you may be able to add it to your .reg file (You may need to look at the WINE Wiki to find out how to do this).
I agree with FossFreedom, however I would add that you may also need to un-install Wine and delete the
.wine folder, and then re-install a fresh copy of Wine, should your Windows application are not working properly.
This time configuring Winetricks as described BEFORE installing any Windows application.
Worked for me.