May 26, 2018
Utility library to help manage common tasks with OpenAL
ALURE is a utility library to help manage common tasks with OpenAL applications. This includes device enumeration and initialization, file loading, and streaming. As of version 1.1, it is X11/MIT licensed, allowing it to be used in open- and closed-source programs, freeware or commercial.
The purpose of this library is to provide pre-made functionality that would otherwise be repetitive or difficult to recode for various projects and platforms, such as loading a sound file into an OpenAL buffer and streaming an audio file through a buffer queue. Support for different formats is consistant across platforms, so no special checks are needed when loading files, and all formats are handled through the same API.
Currently ALURE includes a basic .wav and .aif file reader, and can leverage external libraries such as libSndFile for extended wave formats and several others, VorbisFile for Ogg Vorbis, FLAC for FLAC and Ogg FLAC, and others. External libraries can also be dynamically loaded at run-time, or individually disabled outright at compile time.