On Saturday 05 March 2005 01:11, michael wrote: > Specifically I need it to play some windows-centric audio file with asf > extensions. when I try to play them, mplayer craps out while trying > to use alsa. Run it from a command line with -ao sdl, or read man mplayer for other driver options. I think it saves the last option you give as the default, so it may work after that, or you may need to setup a config file. I don't use mplayer very much. -- Lee.