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Old 06-13-2003, 12:12 PM   #1
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Redhat 9.0 XMMS Sound Output


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....

Dave.
 
Old 06-13-2003, 12:48 PM   #2
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Re: Redhat 9.0 XMMS Sound Output

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If another application is somehow using my sound card is there any way I can find out what this app is?
Dave.
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.
 
Old 06-13-2003, 02:04 PM   #3
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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!
 
Old 06-13-2003, 06:27 PM   #4
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listen to an mp3 as well as have other sounds
This is usually handled by a sound server. Under KDE it is arts, and under Gnome it is esd. Most applications have output plugins for arts and esd.
 
Old 06-14-2003, 03:29 PM   #5
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Then ARTS is the problem. You choose the ARTS output option in XMMS, well it plays nothing and locks up shortly after!

Get sound in RH9 sorted!

I am not the only one to have this problem either, out of the 3 guys who I know use RH9, 2 of them had exactly the same prob.

The other....... well, he uses Gnome.
 
Old 06-14-2003, 08:36 PM   #6
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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
xmms-1.2.7-21.p
rpm -q arts
arts-1.1.2-0.9x.1

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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.

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