[MPlayer-users] [AO_ALSA] Unable to set buffer time near: Invalid argument

Uoti Urpala uoti.urpala at pp1.inet.fi
Mon Jan 18 14:54:12 CET 2010

On Sun, 2009-12-20 at 09:55 -0500, Robert Henney wrote:
> the latest svn appears to have an alsa issue when playing more than one
> file on some particular files I have.  it's reproducible too.
> the audio will consistently fail to initialize for the second video file,
> though if the files are reversed or played separately or -ao oss is used
> then the problem does not occur.
> mplayer -ao alsa "[SpoonSubs]_Sketchbook_full_color's_02_[E80DF436].mkv" \
>                  "[SpoonSubs]_Sketchbook_full_color's_03_[FFE2F973].mkv"
> results in:
>   Building audio filter chain for 44100Hz/2ch/s16le -> 0Hz/0ch/??...
>   [AO_ALSA] Unable to set buffer time near: Invalid argument
>   Failed to initialize audio driver 'alsa'
> the sample files are in http://rut.org/sketch/

Do you still get this error with the current git repo
(git://repo.or.cz/mplayer-build.git)? I fixed some issues that could
perhaps cause this, but as I can't reproduce your problem on my machine
I don't know whether those were the ones you hit.

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