[MPlayer-users] Re: Sound and screensaver problems
hartge at ds9.argh.org
Sun Jan 13 23:02:21 CET 2002
Gábor Lénárt <lgb at lgb.hu> wrote:
>> #1. If I use OSS for my audio anything I play takes several minutes
>> to start playing. I have made sure that there is nothing else
>> playing or accessing /dev/dsp. If I switch to -ao sdl it works and
>> starts right away except I have a slight audio/video sync issue.
> ARE you sure that you don't run esd or arts (I don't know the exact
> process name, I don't use KDE) ?
artsd is the sound daemon from KDE.
If nothing else uses it, it will detach from /dev/dsp after 60 seconds
(default). This should be the time, mplayer starts playing.
But if you shuffle windows, or do anything, which produces a sound, the
timeout will be reset.
I always killed artsd before using mplayer, but now with Gnome, I don't
use any sound daemon at all.
Question: Why does mplayer wait instead of just bailing out with an
error message like "/dev/dsp already locked" or the like?
Letzte Worte eines Computer-Freaks: Dieses Programm stürzt nie ab.
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