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Hi everyone...... I've been running Redhat 9 what... 2 weeks now?
I install the mp123 plugin for XMMS and sound worked fine.
However... when I restarted my PC, loaded XMMS and tried 2 play an MP3 all I get is...
Please Check that:
1. You have the correct output plugin selected
2. No Other program is blocking the soundcard
3. Your soundcard is configured properly.
Okay..... I use the OSS Driver 1.2.7
In the Redhat Control Centre the sound mixer is the Open Sound System. When I do the test sound thing.. it works fine.
XMMS is configured properly tho, I have the default Redhat MP1/2/3/ placeholder plugin disabled and the downloaded RPM to enable MP3 support is enabled.
What I have found is that... if I right-click an MP3 in the KDE file manager window and choose "open with - audio player" the MP3 will SOMETIMES play in XMMS!
Why won't it play when I simply load XMMS and double-click a file?
If another application is somehow using my sound card is there any way I can find out what this app is? Another thing I'd like to know is how I can allow my card to work in full-duplex like the soundcards do in WIN2k, where you can listen to an mp3 as well as have other sounds on the go....
Originally posted by davnetuk If another application is somehow using my sound card is there any way I can find out what this app is?
You can do "ps ax" to look at all the processes and guess which one it is. I had similar problems when using oss output. I had arts running (KDE sound server) so changing xmms ouput plugin to arts solved the problem.
Hmm, ta for your help but unfortunately I have no idea what process it would be. I have GAIM loaded and a sec ago when a contact came online it made a bell sound..... then I tried 2 play an MP3 in XMMS and of course.. I got that error message again.
Hmm, I tried the ARTS thing in XMMS, it just caused XMMS to lock up. Basically, when I hit play... the counter stayed on 00:00 and it refused 2 play anything! Needed to use XKILL to get rid of it..
Full-duplex is needed...
I used 2 have the same thing happen in like Mandrake 7.0, but I had a diff sound card then. No probs with Mandrake 9.0 tho... apart from the sound quality is worse as the driver is crap!
Originally posted by davnetuk Then ARTS is the problem. You choose the ARTS output option in XMMS, well it plays nothing and locks up shortly after!
arts & xmms work fine together for me. Maybe you can get an error message if you run xmms from a terminal. Does it say "output_plugin=/usr/lib/xmms/Output/libartsout.so" in ~/.xmms/config? What versions are you using?
rpm -q xmms
rpm -q arts
Originally posted by davnetuk Get sound in RH9 sorted!
It's not really Redhat 9, you're having problems with specific software packages (arts and/or xmms and/or the kernel audio driver). You are free to replace those packages with different versions if you have to.