[MPlayer-users] Audio driver problems in 1.0pre1

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Tue Sep 9 17:27:02 CEST 2003

On Mon, Sep 08, 2003 at 10:13:36PM -0700, Carl Michal wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> I've had some odd audio problems.
> Often if I use mplayer to play audio only files, it isn't able to
> initialize my audio drivers, it complains:
> Can't open audio device /dev/dsp: Resource temporarily unavailable.
> With 0.90 and 0.91, I've always been able to workaround this by using
> mplayer to play a movie with audio and video (audio seems to always work
> with a movie), and then play audio only with no problem.  This always
> worked.
> With 1.0pre1, I see the problem much more frequently, and now playing a
> movie never helps,
> It seems like the audio driver is getting confused somehow, and something
> that mplayer did in 0.90 and 0.91 would unconfuse it, but 1.0pre1 no
> longer corrects it.
> I'm running RedHat 8.0 on a Dell Inspiron 8100
> Audio hardware is ESS ES1983D Maestro-3i, using oss maestro3 driver.
> kernel: 2.4.18-24.8.0
> gcc 3.2 20020903 (for 1.0pre1 I had to compile libfaad2 without
> optimization, or remove it completely but had the same problem either way)

Try killing esd/arts!


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