[MPlayer-users] gmplayer ALSA bug [was Re: [Alsa-devel] [ALSA - driver 0000475]: multiple input streams]

eviv bulgroz ebulgroz at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 4 12:49:36 CEST 2004

Lee Revell wrote:

>On Fri, 2004-09-03 at 13:18, bugtrack at alsa-project.org wrote:
>>mplayer gives this result:
>>Opening audio decoder: [mp3lib] MPEG layer-2, layer-3
>>MP3lib: init layer2&3 finished, tables done
>>AUDIO: 44100 Hz, 2 ch, 16 bit (0x10), ratio: 24000->176400 (192.0 kbit)
>>Selected audio codec: [mp3] afm:mp3lib (mp3lib MPEG layer-2, layer-3)
>>Checking audio filter chain for 44100Hz/2ch/16bit -> 44100Hz/2ch/16bit...
>>AF_pre: af format: 2 bps, 2 ch, 44100 hz, little endian signed int
>>AF_pre: 44100Hz 2ch Signed 16-bit (Little-Endian)
>>audio_setup: Can't open audio device /dev/dsp: Device or resource busy
>>alsa-init: got device=0, subdevice=0
>>alsa-init: 1 soundcard found, using: default
>>(. gmplayer freeze .)
>>(. Closing xmms .)
>>alsa: 44100 Hz/2 channels/4 bpf/65536 bytes buffer/Signed 16 bit Little
>>AO: [alsa] 44100Hz 2ch Signed 16-bit (Little-Endian) (2 bps)
>>Building audio filter chain for 44100Hz/2ch/16bit -> 44100Hz/2ch/16bit...
>>Video: no video
>>Starting playback...
>>ALSA lib control.c:654:(snd_ctl_open_noupdate) Invalid CTL /dev/mixer
>>alsa-control: mixer attach /dev/mixer error: No such file or directory
>There is an egregious bug in gmplayer, where it blithely tries to open
>ALSA devices (hw:x,x) using OSS device names (/dev/mixer).  I have been
>meaning to file a bug report but didn't have the bandwidth, but now
>people are reporting this as an ALSA bug.  To make matters worse, the
>problem only occurs in gmplayer, and that regular mplayer works fine.
>Is this fixed in a more recent release?
>MPlayer-users mailing list
>MPlayer-users at mplayerhq.hu
Fixed in cvs

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