[MPlayer-users] Audio driver problems in 1.0pre1

xi xizard at enib.fr
Wed Sep 10 22:36:46 CEST 2003

Carl Michal wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
>>>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
>>>with a movie), and then play audio only with no problem.  This always
>>>With 1.0pre1, I see the problem much more frequently, and now playing
>>>a movie never helps,
>>Try -ao sdl
> sdl doesn't produce any sound when I'm in this state either.  -ao sdl
> makes the video go really really slowly.  esd doesn't help either.
> Is there any significant change in the oss start-up between 0.91 and
> 1.0pre1?
> Carl
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I haven't followed the thread but if you use KDE, have you tried to
disable arts (in kcontrol config panel). As a temporary solution you can
kill it (killall artsd). Arts really often cause problems, and it's
really no use!


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