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Old 09-22-2003, 10:30 PM   #1
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Multi sounds through ALSA

How come I can't play games and listen to mp3's at the same time? To see if this was just the game's fault, I tried to play a movie after I started an mp3 and mplayer said that the sound device is busy. How can I enable ALSA to play multiple sounds at once? I used to be able to do it but not on this computer. This computer uses the the snd-intel8x0 module in ALSA.
Old 09-22-2003, 10:45 PM   #2
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It might have something do with how many channels your sound card has. Maybe the other computer you were on the sound card had more
Old 09-22-2003, 11:52 PM   #3
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The last computer was my desktop which I left at home because I got tired of lugging it to school every year so I bought a cool toshiba laptop. My desktop had a SB Live Platinum which used the emu10k chip. On this card, I didn't leave windows on the laptop long enough to see if my card had multichannel support but since it's a brand spankin' new piece of hardware, I can pretty much be sure that it does support multi channels. I just thought that there was an option in ALSA that could fix that.


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