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glenn69 06-15-2004 09:59 PM

System sound works OK, but RealPlayer sound not there?
I am using RH 9 Mozilla with RealPlayer plugin. I can see video OK, but there is no sound.

Sound works OK when I use the KDE Control Center to test it.

IWhat is causing this?

harrygraham 06-15-2004 10:14 PM

Realplayer might be too old
I can't get RealPlayer 8 working with my computer either. Maybe the Linux version of Realplayer is too old to be compatible with RedHat 9. They haven't re-written it in a long time.

vectordrake 06-16-2004 05:33 PM

Even the new Realplayer 10 beta (released last night some time) uses OSS. You are hearing the KDE sounds through aRTs and your system is likely using ALSA. To use an older OSS-based "sound player", you need the oss compatibility module enabled.

glenn69 06-16-2004 06:42 PM

OK........I've heard those terms somewhere before (Arts, OSS, ALSA) but I have no idea what they are, nor do I know how to get and install them. Help on that would be appreciated.

vectordrake 06-16-2004 06:53 PM

ALSA You're probably running it already. Do a lsmod and see if your sound card drivers start with "snd_xxx"

arts Used by KDE to make sounds (such as the desktop sounds)

OSS Most of the latest systems use ALSA instead.

glenn69 06-16-2004 08:59 PM

I did the lsmod and I don't see anything beginning with snd_xxx.

Here's the listing

Module Size Used by Tainted: P
i810_audio 27528 2 (autoclean)
ac97_codec 13544 0 (autoclean) [i810_audio]
soundcore 6276 2 (autoclean) [i810_audio]
radeon 114916 0
binfmt_misc 7272 1
parport_pc 18756 1 (autoclean)
lp 8868 0 (autoclean)
parport 36480 1 (autoclean) [parport_pc lp]
autofs 12948 0 (autoclean) (unused)
nvnet 30720 1
ipt_REJECT 3896 6 (autoclean)
iptable_filter 2380 1 (autoclean)
ip_tables 14648 2 [ipt_REJECT iptable_filter]
sg 35980 0 (autoclean)
sr_mod 17912 0 (autoclean)
ide-scsi 11984 0
scsi_mod 106200 3 [sg sr_mod ide-scsi]
ide-cd 35196 0
cdrom 33472 0 [sr_mod ide-cd]
vfat 12844 0 (autoclean)
fat 38328 0 (autoclean) [vfat]
keybdev 2880 0 (unused)
mousedev 5428 1
hid 21700 0 (unused)
input 5792 0 [keybdev mousedev hid]
ehci-hcd 19592 0 (unused)
usb-ohci 21160 0 (unused)
usbcore 77696 1 [hid ehci-hcd usb-ohci]
ext3 69984 2
jbd 51220 2 [ext3]

Am I missing something?

vectordrake 06-16-2004 09:36 PM

i810_audio 27528 2 (autoclean)
ac97_codec 13544 0 (autoclean) [i810_audio]
soundcore 6276 2 (autoclean) [i810_audio]

you have alsa

realplayer needs oss. you need to modprobe the oss compatibility module, I think.

Or, do yourself a bigger favor and dump realplayer. Install mplayer with the win32 codecs and real codecs. Then you have the best media player going.

glenn69 06-16-2004 11:08 PM

I have mplayer, however I don't think it is set up there a conf file that I can post to see what my prob is?

vectordrake 06-17-2004 08:17 AM

I don't know where it is. It installed properly on my machine when I had Mandrake. I'm gonna compile it on Gentoo here when I get around to it. If you don't figure it out before I do, I'll post my results.. I know that the folks at the mplayer site have pretty good instructions about it. You may have installed/compiled it without adding the codec support, perhaps.

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