Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
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.


  Search this Thread
Old 11-03-2004, 02:00 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Bristol
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
xmms output problem

Hi there, I'm having some problem with xmms.

What I want to do is to make xmms output to a file (named pipe) that I have created.

I thought this would be simple enough and was told all I needed to do was to go to the preferences/audio IO plugins/output plugin tab and change the OSS output driver to my named pipe.

I did this and changed it. When I then play some music xmms still plays the music and does not seem to be outputting to my named pipe.

What am I doing wrong?

Could be xmms outputting to my named pipe and my sound device as well?

Do I maybe need to tell it to use the OSS plugin somewhere?

Also could you tell me the differences between OSS, ALSA and aRts, I'm a bit of a newbie !!

If you know of another good media player that will allow you to change the output stream to a file of your choice please could you let me know.

Thanks for your time.
Old 11-03-2004, 02:13 PM   #2
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: New York
Distribution: --------- Gentoo-2004.2 [2.6.8] Redhat-9 [2.6.6]
Posts: 545

Rep: Reputation: 31
Do you mean something like DiskWriter Output Plugin ??

You might want to read this

Last edited by UsualTuxpect; 11-03-2004 at 02:18 PM.
Old 11-03-2004, 07:08 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Bristol
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
First of all thanks for the link was extremely useful, understand OSS, ALSA etc .. a lot better now!!

I couldn't seem to be able to download the diskWriter plugin anywhere but I'm not sure its what i'm looking for anyway. I want to be able to send whatever xmms is sending to the driver to my named pipe. I then want to be able to send that data across a network then give it to the driver so that it plays it striaght away. I think diskWriter converts what is being sent from xmms into a wav file which is not what I want as when I then send that to the driver it would not work.

Why when I change the OSS output plugin to my named pipe does it not work? Any ideas?

Thanks again for your time.


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
Output Plugin in XMMS? rjmaomao Linux - Newbie 1 09-15-2005 06:40 AM
redirecting xmms output durden2.0 Linux - Software 0 03-06-2004 07:29 PM
xmms output plugin bibilit Linux - Software 3 01-19-2004 02:45 PM
mono xmms output majortool Linux - Software 1 10-23-2003 09:20 AM
xmms output. what else can i get demmylls Linux - General 2 10-22-2003 06:00 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:41 PM.

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