I compiled both VLC and Mplayer with alsa support, but none of those two work well with alsa
When I try to use gmplayer with alsa it gives me the following error
alsa-control: mixer attach /dev/mixer error: no such file or directory
I do get sound but the popup window with the error keeps coming up so I can't really watch a movie. I checked and /dev/mixer does exist (it's a symlink to /dev/sound/mixer). With VLC I don't get any error, not even in the shell. The program plays any file, but I just don't get any sound when using alsa. Both programs work with OSS (but I prefer to use alsa). It's not a permissions problem as the rootaccount has the same problem and all other programs work well with alsa. How can I solve this small problem?