[MPlayer-users] Cannot resume mplayer after pausing

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Sun Dec 15 23:18:34 CET 2013

On Sun, Dec 15, 2013 at 07:02:12PM +0100, Alexis Praga wrote:
> So the good news : the problem seems to be resolved with a different
> audio driver. Here what's working (so far) on my system : jack, pulse, sdl.
> Below are some answers to your other questions.
> >> >   Does it also happen when you run mplayer with an empty config?
> >> Yes.
> >
> >   Did you try?
> Yes, and the following tests were made on an empty configuration files.
> >   You could try to compile newest MPlayer yourself
> > from SVN trunk and see if the issue still happens.
> Yes, same issue.
> >   How do you "exit" mplayer when the problem occurs?
> With 'Esc'.
> >   Can you reproduce with every file you play?
> Totally.
> >   Can you reproduce with a different video output? (see -vo help)
> Yes.
> >   Can you reproduce with a different audio output? (see -ao help)
> Only alsa seems to have a problem.
> > Might something else be using ALSA? Were you possibly using pulseaudio
> > when you were using gnome?
> I ran the tests on a "clean" system, that is, without any ALSA processes
> running in my knowledge. If you know how to check that, please tell me.
> Pulseaudio is actually running so there may be a configuration issuse somewhere.

If pulseaudio is running, -ao alsa will probably use the ALSA ->
pulseaudio redirection.
That one is broken and known to cause these issues.
Even if that's not the case, if you have pulseaudio running you must
use it, everything else will not work properly.

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