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Old 07-16-2004, 06:05 AM   #1
fongkakit
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Unhappy about playing sound files


Dear All

There are something that make me ache

when i was playing the first sound track, there is okay
but when i was playing the second sound track at the same time,
so the error message is "the device or resource is busy"
How can i solve these problem? Thank a lot!!
 
Old 07-16-2004, 06:19 AM   #2
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Hi fongkakit,

some sound drivers for Linux don't give you access to hardware mixing (i.e. let the underlaying sound card deal with concurrency), so you have to use software mixing. Again, this depends on your sound card and driver (emu10k1 sound driver for example does provide hardware mixing for SoundBlaster cards). However, it shouldn't be hard to configure software mixing.

If you're using ALSA sound drivers, maybe this article I wrote for FedoraNEWS.org a while ago can help you out.

HTH

Andre
 
  


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