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Old 07-28-2004, 03:50 AM   #1
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Problem with Esound

I'm using Fedora Core 1.
And i can run perfectly one program with sound.
But when i start another program, it gives an error that it's already inuse.
But i saw many Linux operating systems that could do it boths.

Like i start Mplayer and i play some music, then i start a other program that uses soud(s) it doesn't start or it says: Systemsource temprory not ava...


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Old 07-28-2004, 04:08 AM   #2
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you need something like "esound"...

Many of todays applications use sound for various forms of feedback. Messenging applications (ICQ, AIM, etc.) use sounds to notify you of incoming messages. Many people play songs on their computers in high compression formats like RealPlayer and Mpeg layer 3. However, when two or more applications want to play sounds at the same time, it's on a first-come, first-served basis. Whoever gets to the audio device first wins. EsounD changes all of that...

The Enlightened Sound Daemon mixes several audio streams for playback by a single audio device. You can also pre-load samples, and play them back without having to send all the data for the sound. Network transparency is also built in, so you can play sounds on one machine, and listen to them on another.
i use it on slackware 10.0 and it works great!!!


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Old 07-28-2004, 04:11 AM   #3
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I'm getting this error:
[hans@localhost esound-0.2.8]$ make
/bin/sh ./libtool --mode=compile gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I. -g -O2 -c esdlib.c
gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I. -g -O2 -c -fPIC -DPIC esdlib.c -o esdlib.lo
In file included from esdlib.c:2:
esd.h:3:23: audiofile.h: No such file or directory
In file included from esdlib.c:2:
esd.h:292: error: syntax error before "AFfilehandle"
make: *** [esdlib.lo] Error 1
I already did ./configure

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Old 07-28-2004, 04:23 AM   #4
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Please help me with this error
Old 07-28-2004, 05:48 AM   #5
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you need to get the audiofile library with the develpment package

you can get it from or from


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