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Old 09-29-2005, 04:22 PM   #1
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Real player no vol in SLW10.2


Tried Helix and Real player10. With either get no vol when connected to for example wbgo.org and click listen. The plugin is invoked but no vol. Help file says RP10 doesnt come with alsa so it was recommended that a change in AUDIO environment variable with for e.g. export Audio=/dev/dsp2. Where is this done exactly?
Luckily a lot of jazz stations can be listened to with xine plugin mp3/4 streams but not wbgo which requires realplayer plugin. The situation is similar with other stations needing realplayer plugin.
Any ideas how to change the Audio environment safely? Thanx.
 
Old 09-29-2005, 04:52 PM   #2
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I'm not sure if I understood you entirely correct, but if you want to change the audio variable, you just open up some kind of terminal and type "export AUDIO=/dev/dsp2" (press enter) :-) . And changing it safely, i don't know... I would recommend that you check the value currently stored in AUDIO by typing "echo $AUDIO", remember the output, change the variable, and if something breaks, reset the variable.
 
Old 09-29-2005, 05:38 PM   #3
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RealPlayer vol

thanx jontamask will try that.
 
Old 09-29-2005, 05:51 PM   #4
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RealPlayer

Well, 'su pw echo $AUDIO' just gives blinking cursor. Just wanted to know how to get sound working with RP10. Their web site says this version doesnt support alsa but oss should work. I thought an enivironment variable change just for RP10 existed.
I hesitate typing 'export Audio=dev/dsp'or 'export AUDIO=dev/dsp' when 'echo $AUDIO' gave nothing. Thnx anyway.

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Old 10-01-2005, 01:57 AM   #5
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If there is no output from echo $AUDIO, then that variable is not set at all, which more or less means that it's safe to set it (since there is no other program using that variable). And i'm quite sure you should use the uppercase AUDIO (all environment variables i know of is uppercase). Alsa has an oss emulation layer (whatever the name is of it), so if you use /dev/dsp I guess alsa will pretend to be the Old Sound System.

Good luck!
 
Old 10-01-2005, 12:24 PM   #6
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RealPlayer vol

After upgrading X11 and rerunning xorgconfig and nvidia install now 'echo AUDIO' says 'AUDIO'. Do I now just type 'export AUDIO=/dev/dsp' at cli as root? Because Mplayer and plugin also has no vol but xine/plugin is not affected.
I reinstalled RealPlayer Gold and removed MPlayer from linuxpackages(it was created under gnome). Installing MPlayer from Mplayer web page failed. Kplayer is installed. It at least has location for choosing alsa or oss driver. Thanx again.
 
  


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