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Old 02-01-2003, 02:30 PM   #1
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Sound -- can't play to audio sources simultaneously


Im fairly new to the sound system in GNU/Linux. Mandrake seemed to of configured my audio properly accept i have one big problem and I'll explain it through example.


Im listening to tracks on XMMS and when I try loading a video, with or without sound via XINE Xine will not give me the 'splash'' screen (which is shown when the movie is ready to be played) until I stop XMMS playback.

I'd like to be able to play sounds in XMMS and watch movies at the same time. Where Do I begin?

Thanks guys.
 
Old 02-01-2003, 02:57 PM   #2
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you need to use the correct sound output. just using a direct sound output method like OSS requires complete control of the /dev/dsp device, instead you want to use a sound server like esd (gnome) or arts (kde).

and xine sucks. http://mplayerhq.hu
 
Old 02-01-2003, 03:41 PM   #3
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I selected 'eSound Output Plugin (libesdout.so)' in XMMS put i get no playback. EQ in XMMS shows visual playback (and a bit laggy) but im assuming esd needs proper configuration which im currently looking up. am I on the right path?
 
Old 02-01-2003, 04:08 PM   #4
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Make sure everything uses esd. I have no idea if mplayer or xine will do this. You may want to try aRts as well. They both suck

This is a known problem, caused by neither OSS nor ALSA having a software mixer system.
 
Old 02-09-2003, 10:48 PM   #5
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I've searched tldp.org and google for an easy 'conceptual' guide to sound recording and playback under GNU/Linux but all i find is detailed, cluttered mannuals on kernel compilation, etc. etc.

Anyone know where i can find a 'concept' mannual? Would like to learn the outline before reading the specifics of all teh different types of support

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