openAL in openFrameworks?

I’m running Ubuntu 64 bit and having difficulty with the fmodex library, playing .ogv video, and ofSoundPlayer. I did some Googling and openAL looks like a viable alternative http://connect.creativelabs.com/openal/default.aspx

I’m new to this, so how would one go about installing and configuring openAL?

For linux you can use the open source version of OpenAL, openal-soft…it’s a very up to date implementation:
http://kcat.strangesoft.net/openal

It should exist in package form on Ubuntu, such as:
libopenal1 and libopenal1-dev and alsoft-conf

If you install from source you’ll get the latest version though.

For the OF openal addon, supporting linux, osx, and win32:
http://forum.openframeworks.cc/t/new-openal-based-ofsoundplayer/2920/0