[MPlayer-users] no sound playing dvd; a52 error or some kind

James D. Freels freelsjd at ornl.gov
Tue Feb 18 15:41:31 CET 2003

Thanks for responding.  I was not sure if this were worthy of a bug report 
since the FAQ, documentation, and questions to this mailing list would imply 
that a52 errors were not uncommon.  I do have something to try now.  

Also, thanks for the info on the debian binaries.  I also figure out that the 
debian builds did not list "-ao arts" which I thought may be part of my 
problem.  However, I both turned off the arts server and also used "artsdsp" 
front end, both did not help.

I will work a little more and post back any progress.

Thanks again...

On Monday 17 February 2003 18:22, Corey Hickey wrote:
> 1. Debs from marillat.free.fr aren't supported here (issues I don't know
> and therefore won't get into). Download the source of 0.90rc4 or the
> latest CVS, and compile. If you want, you can make your own custom debs
> from the source. Short version:
> $ export DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS="--option1 --option2"
> $ #replace the options above with what you want to pass to ./configure
> $ fakeroot debian/rules binary
> 2. Sometimes the DVD audio stream isn't correctly detected. Try
> $ mplayer -dvd 1 -aid 128
> or 129, etc. If this doesn't work, you ought to upload a sample to
> ftp://ftp.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/incoming
> $ mplayer -dvd 1 -dumpstream
> and press CTRL+C when stream.dump reaches 10 MB or so. Send this and a
> descriptive text file to the above ftp.
> 3. On second thought, upload a sample and text even if you can get the
> audio to play with -aid. Thus, the developers have a chance to improve
> the autodetection code.
> 4. In the future, if you have a problem with mplayer read
> DOCS/bugreports.html, and, _at_the_very_least_, include the full output
> of mplayer when trying to play the file you have trouble with.
> Have fun, :)
> Corey
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James D. Freels, Ph.D.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
freelsjd at ornl.gov

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