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Old 01-28-2004, 11:04 AM   #1
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My sound just STOPPED working.


I was listening to MP3s and when the song was done, I left for like 15 minutes to watch a segment of a show on TV, I come back to a fully DL'd movie that I was waiting to finish while I watched the show segment. I go to click it and there is no sound, so I thought the movie was fooked up. I click other files I have, and there's no sound for anything!

So, is there a way to see if it's just a software issue or a hardware issue? LOL, I didn't do anything, I just left and when I came back I had no sound, LOL. I tried to reboot seeing if it was just a quirk...still no sound. Tested speakers with an MP3 player, so they work.... Considering this computer is 99.9% internet and MP3 and video downloading/viewing, without sound....this REALLY sucks.....

Anybody?

I posted this in the software forum(considering I got no error messages or anything), but I think it's prolly a little more appropriate here....
 
Old 01-28-2004, 11:19 AM   #2
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what were you using to load up the movie?
i know if i simply type:
mplayer movie.avi
on my computer i will get no sound but when i type :
mplayer -ao oss movie.avi
and after i specify the audio i will get sound ...
so if it is mplayer that your using, then type :
mplayer -ao help
to get a list of options for you sound output
if its not mplayer and its something like xine then again just go into the setup page and just play with the settings ...
 
Old 01-28-2004, 11:23 AM   #3
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Well, I use the GUI of everything. So I just goto the directory and click the file and Mplayer loads and plays the vid. I've NEVER had a sound issue or anything.....

but here is what I got when I type mplayer -ao help:

oicdn@linux:~> mplayer -ao help
MPlayer 0.92-3.3.1 (C) 2000-2003 MPlayer Team
CPU: Advanced Micro Devices Athlon 4 PM Palomino/Athlon MP Multiprocessor/Athlon XP eXtreme Performance (Family: 6, Stepping: 2)
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 1 3DNow2: 1 SSE: 1 SSE2: 0
Compiled with Runtime CPU Detection - WARNING - this is not optimal!
To get best performance, recompile MPlayer with --disable-runtime-cpudetection
Reading config file /etc/MPlayer/mplayer.conf
Reading config file /home/oicdn/.mplayer/config
Available audio output drivers:
mpegpes DVB audio output
oss OSS/ioctl audio output
alsa9 ALSA-0.9.x audio output
arts aRts audio output
esd EsounD audio output
sdl SDLlib audio output
null Null audio output
pcm RAW PCM/WAVE file writer audio output
plugin Plugin audio output


If that helps, LOL....
 
Old 01-28-2004, 12:11 PM   #4
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Just so ya said ya did it, try to open Kmixer and move the sliders all they way up, and ensure the red 'mute' light is deactivated on all except mic. Tell it to 'save settings' under file, and see if sound comes back. A quick sound check is kde-configuration-look/feel-system alerts
 
Old 01-28-2004, 12:24 PM   #5
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Intresting. Nothing was muted, but I just opened it moved all the bars to the top and clicked the little locked box. And that particular video I played has no sound, but now my sound works...WTF? So I put everything back to where it was, and stuff works now....WTF was that? A quirk or what? It's like all I needed to do was OPEN Kmixer and sound came back...WTF?
 
Old 01-28-2004, 01:05 PM   #6
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It's wierd....I just re-DLd that file, the sound still doesn't work, but it does something to my comp where it disables the sound, and I have to open the Kmixer and move all the bars to the top play a file, and the sound works.....then, I set them back to where they were, LOL. Sound still works.

I try to play that file, and there's no sound, it only happens after I DL it and play that particular vid for the 1st time.....odd.....
 
Old 01-28-2004, 02:25 PM   #7
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Odd indeed. But from my computive experiance has taught me that we are lucky they work at all. :-) Glad you got your bug squashed.
 
Old 01-28-2004, 02:28 PM   #8
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LOL....quircky as hell...tried it a 3rd time...same thing, LOL
 
  


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