[MPlayer-users] Large delay before video begins playing

Kevin Gilbert kev.gilbert at cdu.edu.au
Thu Apr 7 07:16:11 CEST 2005

On Thu, 7 Apr 2005 13:16, RC wrote:
> > [AO OSS] 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
> Your problem appears to be related to your soundcard, and not to that
> specific type of file.
> Are you specifying "-ao oss" or "-ao alsa"?  Do you have esd (esound) or
> arts running?

Yes - I am running arts. So, after a little bit of experimentation and 
Googling, I've put "ao=arts" in by .mplayer/config file all's fine.

Thx for your help - a _very_ annoying problem is now fixed. :)



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