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Old 01-11-2004, 01:48 PM   #1
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Question gmplayer sound issues

I have successful installed mplayer and I can run gmplayer but it can not produce any sound. I been trying to analys the problem and it seen it can not open audio device /dev/dsp. I am not sure what is causing the problem. It seem that when I runnig in the shell it falls back to the "arts" sound server. Why is it doing this? I did confige the GUI support during configuration. I don't believe that that's the problem. I do have to say that this is the 1.0 mplayer version. Could this be a bug? I need some inside info.
He is the shell output. Hopefully someone can help out.
Thank you.

CPU: Advanced Micro Devices Athlon MP/XP Thoroughbred 1998 MHz (Family: 6, Stepping: 1)
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 1 3DNow2: 1 SSE: 1 SSE2: 0
Compiled for x86 CPU with extensions: MMX MMX2 3DNow 3DNowEx SSE

Reading config file /usr/local/etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf: No such file or directory
Reading config file /root/.mplayer/config
Reading /root/.mplayer/codecs.conf: Can't open '/root/.mplayer/codecs.conf': No such file or directory
Reading /usr/local/etc/mplayer/codecs.conf: Can't open '/usr/local/etc/mplayer/codecs.conf': No such file or directory
Using built-in default codecs.conf.
font: can't open file: /root/.mplayer/font/font.desc
font: can't open file: /usr/local/share/mplayer/font/font.desc
Failed to open /dev/rtc: Device or resource busy (mplayer should be setuid root or /dev/rtc should be readable by the user.)
Using usleep() timing
Can't open input config file /root/.mplayer/input.conf: No such file or directory
Can't open input config file /usr/local/etc/mplayer/input.conf: No such file or directory
Falling back on default (hardcoded) input config

Playing Dr Bombay - Calcutta.mp3.
Audio file detected.
Clip info:
Title: Calcutta
Artist: Dr. Bombay
Year: 1998
Genre: Dance
Opening audio decoder: [mp3lib] MPEG layer-2, layer-3
MP3lib: init layer2&3 finished, tables done
AUDIO: 44100 Hz, 2 ch, 16 bit (0x10), ratio: 16000->176400 (128.0 kbit)
Selected audio codec: [mp3] afm:mp3lib (mp3lib MPEG layer-2, layer-3)
Checking audio filter chain for 44100Hz/2ch/16bit -> 44100Hz/2ch/16bit...
AF_pre: af format: 2 bps, 2 ch, 44100 hz, little endian signed int
AF_pre: 44100Hz 2ch Signed 16-bit (Little-Endian)
audio_setup: Can't open audio device /dev/dsp Resource temporarily unavailable
AO: [arts] Connected to sound server
AO: [arts] Stream opened
AO: [arts] buffer size: 65536
AO: [arts] packet size: 2048
AO: [arts] 44100Hz 2ch Signed 16-bit (Little-Endian) (2 bps)
Building audio filter chain for 44100Hz/2ch/16bit -> 44100Hz/2ch/16bit...
Video: no video
Starting playback...
A: 1:39.0 0.8% 0%
Can't open audio device /dev/dsp
Old 01-11-2004, 03:01 PM   #2
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just for test...
try to kill the arts server and start mplayer with "-ao oss" option...
if it works we FOUND the problem .... we didn't SOLVE yet ...
another try could be to be sure that /dev/dsp* are free : chmod 777 /dev/dsp ...
i agree that this is not the best way to solve that but you can figure out where the problem is...
Old 01-11-2004, 09:20 PM   #3
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well when I turn of the the "arts" server I get not output whats so ever. This is kind of troubling me. Maybe you have any more ideas how I can approche this probem. If so I be very thankful.

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