Re: Sound cron job delayed while VLC running
I'am not sure which sound backend you are using.
As far as I can remember, ALSA didn't allow multiple processes to
output sound at the same time.
With other sound backends, e. g. PulseAudio this may change.
However, I don't have any clue, why this problem arises just after the
Am Fri, 8 Jun 2018 16:33:45 +0200 (CEST)
schrieb Roger Price <email@example.com>:
> For nearly 20 years, I have had a cron job in which a dog (yes, it's
> Biff) barks the hours. The lines in /etc/crontab are
> 0 0,12 * * * rprice /mnt/home/rprice/bark/bark.sh 12
> 0 11,23 * * * rprice /mnt/home/rprice/bark/bark.sh 11
> In the bark.sh script, the sound is produced by sox command
> /usr/bin/play -q hour12.au
> I have now migrated to Debian stretch but would still like to hear
> Biff barking the hours. The cron job works well as long as VLC is
> not running. But while VLC runs, the cron job waits. When VLC has
> finished, I hear the barking. Is there some way of having the
> barking while VLC plays?
> I can see nothing in VLC configuration file ~rprice/.config/vlc/vlcrc
> which prevents others from accessing the sound card at the same time.