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Re: woody xmms problems

-- Mike Pfleger <pfleger@pfleger-precision.com> wrote
(on Tuesday, 01 October 2002, 11:10 AM -0700):
> So I've discovered a new problem in my latest Woody installation.  It
> seems that xmms can't play audio cds (I have the correct plugins to the
> best of my knowledge; libcdread.so and libcdaudio.so) 
How do you try and have it play the CDs? Since you didn't specify this
information, here's what I do to play them:
    1. DO NOT mount the audio cd (you'll get an error, anyways
    2. In XMMS, do a CTRL-L (or use the menu to specify a "Location"),
    and type "/cdrom"
and that's it.

> and also insists
> on using OSS as it's output plugin.  If I try to get it to use ESD, it
> gives me that error box about making sure nothing is blocking the sound
> card, blah blah blah.
> My list searches have been fruitless so far, lots of unrelated problems
> with soundcards.  OSS works just fine, it seems, but I don't think that
> anything can use ESD.  So my output question is this, I suppose; how is
> OSS able to work, and is it somehow blocking ESD from getting access to
> the card?  Comments?  Suggestions?
What window manager are you using? Does it load a sound system daemon? I
ask, because I had problems in KDE at one point on my wife's computer:
it was loading artsd, and I didn't have XMMS configured to use artsd --
and hence it wouldn't play sound. When she had me switch her to
blackbox, XMMS worked fine.

Also, why do you want to use ESD? Is there some reason outside of XMMS
(e.g., desktop sounds, other ESD-dependent sound players)?  If you don't
need a sound daemon running, then don't bother, and just use XMMS with

Matthew Weier O'Phinney

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