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Old 08-16-2003, 01:55 AM   #1
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mplayer doesn't recognise sound card.

Does mplayer only work if you use the alsa drivers for sound? I have perfectly functioning emu10k1 drivers installed but mplayer says I have no sound.

Checking audio filter chain for 44100Hz/2ch/16bit -> 44100Hz/2ch/16bit...
AF_pre: af format: 2 bps, 2 ch, 44100 hz, little endian signed int
AF_pre: 44100Hz 2ch Signed 16-bit (Little-Endian)
SDL: Samplerate: 44100Hz Channels: Stereo Format Signed 16-bit (Little-Endian)
SDL: using esd audio driver
SDL: Unable to open audio: No available audio device
Could not open/initialize audio device -> no sound.
Audio: no sound
Starting playback...

Is there a way to change this?

Old 08-16-2003, 07:04 AM   #2
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Nope, mplayer works great with emu10k1. looks like mplayer is trying to use Gnome drivers(esd), you might try disabling esd daemon, and use the aRTS daemon instead if your only using KDE.
Old 08-16-2003, 08:05 AM   #3
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Hi vexer, are you running arts in KDE? There is some sort of incompatibility between mplayer and arts. If so check if you have a command 'artsdsp'. Then see this:

Or just kill arts ('killall artsd').
Old 08-16-2003, 01:22 PM   #4
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I had gotten mplayer from a slackpack and without really knowing it, since mplayer has auto detect for alot of features, I'm guessing the person who made the package was using alsa, thus it did not work with mine. So I recompiled mplayer and it works fine now.

(Reason I never compiled it before is because I tried to do it once and got errors.)



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