LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 06-06-2004, 10:22 AM   #1
curmudgeon42
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Posts: 86

Rep: Reputation: 15
mplayer mpeg sound


i have recently installed linux, and mplayer, and am a total newbie with both, so pardon if this is a known issue

i read up on mplayer extensively before install, and i think i have all the codecs in the right places, etc. however, when i play MPEG movies through mplayer, it sounds like everything is underwater. there is a high-pitched distortion on top of everything.

is this a known problem?

if it helps, i have an on-board sound card that came with my ASUS A7V333 mobo.

thanks,

~ Justin
 
Old 06-06-2004, 11:11 AM   #2
winkyj00
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: California, USA
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
Give this a shot...I had the same problem with a different program, and it was just the 3D audio that came with linux (in my case debian)---Just turn off the systems 3d audio and try it again

..not sure if thats the problem but its worth a shot.
 
Old 06-06-2004, 06:51 PM   #3
curmudgeon42
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Posts: 86

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
i'm sorry. i'm very new to linux. how would i go about doing this?
 
Old 06-07-2004, 12:15 AM   #4
winkyj00
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: California, USA
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
For me (in debian) you use the toolbar at the bottom of your screen....go to Multimedia on what would be considered the "start" button in windows...then go to "Kmix" or Sound Mixer...You should see 3D just click the green bubble and that will turn it off.

-Sean
 
Old 06-07-2004, 06:10 AM   #5
curmudgeon42
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Posts: 86

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
i found KMix, and look at the settings. my 3d sound option was already unchecked. i tried messing with all of the KMix and KControl Sound options but nothing seemed to help.

should i be looking for a device driver specific to my sound card, or is that not hte issue?
 
Old 06-07-2004, 06:09 PM   #6
winkyj00
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: California, USA
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
Does it sound funny only with the video files?...Try playing some music through XMMS or some other program...that will tell us if its the programs audio or the systems
 
Old 06-07-2004, 06:22 PM   #7
kaega2
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Ontario, Canada
Distribution: Gentoo 2004.3
Posts: 195

Rep: Reputation: 30
I have come across this problem myself personally, and it seems to be a problem with the new version of mplayer that was recently released. If it's the same problem you'll find that other programs play your files fine.

I'm not sure what distrobution you're running, but I'm running mandrake 10.0. I was able to fixed the problem run installing the mandrake package for mplayer (which is done by typing in "urpmi mplayer" in the terminal logged in as root) Also, maybe try installing the mplayer 0.92 rather then version 1.0

I don't know if this is a conflict or a bug or even if there's a fix out there, but if you're running mandrake I strongly suggest running the urpmi commnad. Good luck, hope this helps
 
Old 06-07-2004, 06:25 PM   #8
kaega2
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Ontario, Canada
Distribution: Gentoo 2004.3
Posts: 195

Rep: Reputation: 30
Oh, one more thing. You said you were new so I'm going to add this on. You're going to want to remove the old mplayer before installing a new one (or old one). To do this you go into the folder where you compiled mplayer from in the first place (the one you downloaded) and type in "make uninstall". You may have to do that as root, I can't really remember.
 
Old 06-28-2004, 07:05 PM   #9
decimal3
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Posts: 7

Rep: Reputation: 0
I am having this same problem with mandrake 10. This worked fine on mandrake 9.2, not sure what changed in my configuration.

It occurs in both mplayer and xine when I play a mpeg file. These are high quality movies, the older/simpler mpeg's sound ok. Not sure how to tell what type of mpeg it is exactly. Anyone have any ideas? I can provide any specs or outputs...
 
Old 07-09-2004, 09:05 PM   #10
decimal3
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Posts: 7

Rep: Reputation: 0
anyone?
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
divx to mpeg using mplayer anandj Linux - Software 1 07-11-2005 11:40 AM
MPlayer issues with MPEG-PS file format GT_Onizuka Linux - Software 0 02-22-2005 03:56 PM
trouble playing mpeg files with MPlayer-0.90 koodoo Linux - Newbie 1 10-01-2004 07:15 AM
mplayer mpeg sound problem zipjay Linux - Software 0 07-08-2004 06:11 PM
looping mpeg in mplayer zexter Linux - Software 1 11-29-2003 10:08 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:24 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration