[MPlayer-users] Using mplayer directly with a sound device

Sebastian Krämer spambouncer at skraemer.de
Mon Jun 19 21:22:54 CEST 2006

Nathan Smith wrote:
> Hello all,
> I cannot figure out how to output sound directly to a sound device when
> esd is not running. I've tried using device /dev/dsp, /dev/audio, and all
> the applicable files in /dev/snd. For example, mplayer gives me the
> following output when I run it with
> sudo mplayer -ao /dev/dsp mywavfile.wav

Try (without sudo!) mplayer -ao help and see what your version/system
supports and use one of these parameters.

You'll need other options for defining the system sound device directly.


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