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Old 05-20-2003, 09:22 PM   #1
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ogg123 can't open audio device

My sound card is supported via oss drivers. To use them, mpg321 requires the option "-o oss" to tell it that, then it works fine.

I can't get ogg123 to work at all. I get the error message

libao - OSS cannot set rate to 44100
Error: Cannot open device oss.

Segmentation fault
I have tried passing it the option "-d oss" and I get exactly the same error.

Help please?
Old 05-20-2003, 09:24 PM   #2
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Hehe... of course, I get it working RIGHT AFTER I ask for help... if anyone else has this problem and finds it in a search or something, try using the option "-d esd".
Old 05-21-2003, 05:54 AM   #3
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Or try with no option at all? It should auto detect whether you're running a sound server or not


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