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Old 11-20-2004, 09:23 PM   #1
Matt Hissong
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Angry No MP3 sound in XMMS after plugin :(

Hi. I'm running Suse 8.2 Pro. I've got the mp3 plugin installed and I checked to make sure I have I can play a CD just fine in Gnome CD, but when I try to play an MP3 in XMMS, I get no sound, and when I try to play an mpeg in MPlayer I also get no sound. I would love some suggestions if you have any. If the output from MPlayer would help, I can provide that as well. Thank you!

Old 11-22-2004, 08:41 PM   #2
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Playing a CD could be different from playing an mp3...

Probably the CD is connected by an analog wire right to your sound board....

Would be helpful if you would include your mplayer output...

It would also be useful if you were to include whether you are using alsa or OSS for sound...


Old 11-22-2004, 08:43 PM   #3
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be sure that your sound card is configurd via alsa, and that xmms is selecting the correct audio output device.
Old 11-22-2004, 09:10 PM   #4
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Hello from Santiago de Chile!

(I have a RedHat Linux 9)

Have you tried to get the last xmms source from ?. I has the same problem and i resolve with :

- Install alsa from sources. (alsa-driver, alsa-lib, alsa-oss, alsa-utils). After i must to configure.

Here a mini-guide about this :
Step 1.
- First download alsa sources from (alsa-driver, alsa-lib, alsa-utils, alsa-oss)

Step 2.
- unpack alsa-lib and compile. (./configure && make && make install)
- Compile alsa-oss (./configure && make && make install)

Step 3.
- Unpack alsa-driver
- ./configure --with-isapnp=no --with-sequencer=yes --with-oss=yes
- touch include/linux/workqueue.h
- make install
- run the ./snddevices script

Step 4.
-- Check if you have unresolved simbols with depmod -ae. If you get errors repeat step 3.

Step 5
-- run ldconfig

Step 6.
- unpack alsa-utils and compile. (./configure && make && make install)

Step 7
- run alsaconf ( here this must be configure your modules.conf )
- run alsamixer ( your channels are muted by default )
- run alsactl store

Step 8
- reboot
- cd /etc/init.d/alsasound start
- startx

Here my ALSA configuration in modules.conf

alias char-major-116 snd
alias char-major-14 soundcore
alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-0-8 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss
alias snd-card-0 snd-intel8x0
alias sound-slot-0 snd-intel8x0
options snd-intel8x0 snd_ac97_clock=0 snd_enable=1 snd_index=0

- Install xmms from sources. The ./configure script detect if you have the ALSA sources and this add the ALSA plugin.

After this if you run xmms and select the ALSA Plugin this must work well.

I expect this little help may be useful for you.




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