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Old 05-04-2006, 03:45 PM   #1
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MPlayer and the dreaded alsa-control error


I can play videos in totem and vlc player perfectly fine but in MPlayer there seems to be an alsa-control problem and i get an error window opening and closing constantly when the video is playing.

Error message:

alsa-control: unable to find simple control 'PCM',0

Can anyone give me advice on how to fix this problem as it is "wreaking my head"...

Old 05-04-2006, 03:54 PM   #2
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try enabling the software mixer under preferences/audio. there were some posts on a suse board that claimed that fixed it. You still get sound in mplayer though right?
Old 05-04-2006, 07:14 PM   #3
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Yes but the sound quality is very bad in MPlayer, but perfect in vlc, amarok etc...
i will try that later when i get home.
Thanks for the reply.

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Old 05-04-2006, 08:19 PM   #4
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Just use mplayer from the command line. Do not use its GUI version.


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