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Old 10-27-2003, 08:08 PM   #1
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Question No sound watching a DVD

I've been trying to watch a DVD using Xine, and it seems to load and play okay except that there's no sound.

I checked to see if I'd kicked the plug out, and sure enough I had, but even after I fixed that I still get no sound. The message I see in the console is:

audio_alsa_out: snd_pcm_open() of front failed: Invalid argument
audio_alsa_out: >>> check if another program don't already use PCM <<<

...over and over and over!

I did a ps -A and didn't see anything called PCM or pcm or anything like that.

Old 10-27-2003, 08:15 PM   #2
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are you using alsa? Maybe it works if you choose another sound output method in the configuration of Xine.
Old 10-27-2003, 09:32 PM   #3
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That did it! It was set to "auto," so I set it to esd. Thanks!
Old 10-28-2003, 04:06 AM   #4
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i have also problem related dvd.
i am unable to playe DVD with xine and mplayer , with mplayer i am using command : mplayer -dvd 1 (may i am wrong)
and with xine aftre clicking on dvd button its give some error and does not play dvd

Old 10-28-2003, 07:11 AM   #5
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with xine, what's the error? have you actually set the dvd device in the xine setup? it's /dev/dvd by default - f you don't have it, you could symlink to your dvd device, or use the xine setup. it's under "input" i believe
Old 10-28-2003, 07:52 AM   #6
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Yes, make sure you have /dev/dev. If you don't, and if your dvd rom is mapped to /dev/cdrom (as mine is) just link it:
ln -s /dev/cdrom /dev/dvd
Make sure you're root when you do this.

Also, in order to play many DVDs you need the dcsdvd lib. There's an rpm for it on the Xine web page.


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