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Old 02-04-2004, 12:25 AM   #1
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Sound Problems


Fellas,
I have Red Hat 9.0 (Kernel Version 2.4.20-28.9) on a Dell Machine. I have things running fine but I cannot play music cd's and mp3 audio.

Here's my sound card info (as given by linux sound card configuration):
Vendor: Intel
Model: 82801 DB AC'97 Audio
Module:i810_audio

The sound card is by Analog Devices and it came with the machine. I have configured the sound card and played the test sound which plays well but no audio CD or mp3's. I'm using the CD Player for CD's and XMMS for mp3's.

Any ideas about this problem. I've checked out ALSA website where Analog devices sound card is listed. Does anyone think I should go ahead and download those drivers from ALSA website.

Thanks in Advance...
N
 
Old 02-04-2004, 12:34 AM   #2
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I believe all you have to do is re-download XMMS from freshmeat.net or wherever. RedHat 9.0 removed the mp3 codecs(iirc) for legal reasons I believe.

Here's a snippet from another forum with some info:

MP3 players (like xmms, KDE noatun, ..) in both Redhat 8.0 and 9 lack mp3 support for legal reasons (see the official version in http://www.redhat.com/advice/speaks_80mm.html ). So get the xmms-mp3 package (which gives the necessary mp3 support in xmms) for redhat from http://www.freshrpms.net .
 
Old 02-04-2004, 12:36 AM   #3
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did you get the mp3 plugin for XMMS? RH 9 didn't include mp3 support for some legal reason. You can get it here . You will only need to get the plugin if you already have xmms.

Also make sure you have the volume turned up in the volume control... main menu > Sound and Audio > Volume Control. Make sure master is turned up and unmuted and the cd is also turned up.

Nathan


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Old 02-04-2004, 01:07 AM   #4
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I have the XMMS player and the plugin. I tried to play a CD in XMMS player and the console shows a CD being played but no sound. I have checked the volume control and its all fine. Its so weird...
 
Old 02-04-2004, 01:09 AM   #5
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Last time I installed XMMS in RedHat 9 the Output plugin in Preferences was set to Disk Writer rather than my sound driver. Try checking out for that.
 
Old 02-04-2004, 01:18 AM   #6
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I am sorry but i am very new to Linux. Can you give me specific directions as to where i should look.
 
Old 02-04-2004, 01:31 AM   #7
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in xmms, click the upper left corner, go to options > preferences. Audio IO Plugins, toward the bottom.

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Old 02-04-2004, 01:36 AM   #8
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Sure.

Open up XMMS

Right click on it, a menu will pop up

Go to Options --> Preferences

The Preference Dialog will appear

Make sure you're under the Audio I/O Plugins tab

Look under Output Plugin

If it says Disk Writer Plugin you want to change it to either eSound or OSS driver I believe.
 
Old 02-04-2004, 11:14 AM   #9
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I got the MP3's playing in my system. Thank you very much guys, I appreciate your help.
 
  


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