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Old 01-30-2009, 04:27 PM   #1
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VLC not playing sound

I tried to play a video in vlc, video worked perfect, but sound didn't, any thought why? I tried playing with the settings, but no luck. I'm running Ubuntu 8.04. You tube works, so does mplayer, but not vlc, which I prefer, and if you can advise a better multmedia player, and suggestions are welcome.
Old 01-30-2009, 05:19 PM   #2
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You can try gxine.
Is the volume set to high?
Old 01-30-2009, 06:57 PM   #3
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jack error: failed to connect to JACK server
oss error: cannot open audio device (/dev/dsp)
main error: couldn't find a filter for the conversion
main error: couldn't create audio output pipeline

is this the error you get ?

what sound server are you using , is said firefox windows still open ? or another app that could have control like rythmbox or whatever

did you check the levels on mixer ?

relevant log info would be helpful


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Go to mplayer, and see which audio system it is using. Configure VLC the same way.
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So I unthinkingly started vlc to watch a movie, I didn't even remember i not working, and it did work, so I think it might have been the codec for that file, but then I would have gotten a notice for a missing codec, but I didn't. So I'm a little confused, but I'll come back if I need any more help. Thanks.


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