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Old 12-20-2003, 03:12 AM   #1
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Location: kerala , India
Distribution: RH9 , FC1 ,
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mplayer and kde

downloaded mplayer 1.0pre2 compiled and ran

but the problem is that in some cases it gives an error of some sort

esd can't open,
esd connection reset by peer,
esd connection refused etc...

i donot think this problem is there with gnome but not for sure..why is this coing help

Old 12-20-2003, 04:40 AM   #2
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Hey tuxfood,

Are you getting video, but no sound and what distro?

I put: "mplayer esd can't connect" into google and came up with a bunch of posts related to sound not working properly. I would try to google some of the exact errors. Sorry I really don't use mplayer.
Old 12-22-2003, 02:14 AM   #3
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actually mplayer works well with the default desktop environ..prob seems only with kde ..don't know why the distro is rh9
Old 12-22-2003, 02:19 AM   #4
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In the preferences, select the audio driver as OSS or ALSA or ARTS whichever is suitable.
Old 12-22-2003, 02:19 AM   #5
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You are using KDE, correct?

It sounds like you have mplayer configured to use esd for its sound output. KDE doesn't use esd. Try running this command before starting up mplayer.

artsdsp esd &

Then try to load it. If it loads, enter its setup and see if you can change its audio to use arts.

Hope this helps.


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