[MPlayer-users] two sound files at the same time - problem with crontab (mplayer involved)
abelschreck3 at freenet.de
Sat May 15 14:32:09 EEST 2021
I am curious as how to solve a peculiar "problem".
I have Big-Ben chimes played out with *mplayer* every quarter of an hour
and put the respective entries in my /crontab/.
15 * * * * if [ ! -f /tmp/Ruhe ]; then mplayer
> /dev/null 2>&1; fi
That works very well. But I run into problems if I have some other noise
(sound-file) played out *at the same time*.
As a rule I run this command:
from within a terminal.
which plays some coffee-shop background noise in a permanent loop.
This works well too.
However: when running the mpv-command for background noise (which runs
continually) I don´t get the chimes with *mplayer* any more...
... which is weird as they *ARE* played back when issuing the respective
command from within a terminal.
So, the command
works even if "coffee-shop" is running at the same time.
But it *doesn´t* work whenever it´s started by *crontab*!
Does anybody have a clue why that "problem" exists?
Many thanks in advance.
Greetings from Rosika
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