alsaplayer and mplayer

Willem van der Walt wvdwalt at
Wed Mar 19 07:09:17 UTC 2008

I think mplayer can be built with or without alsa support.
Alternativly try using mplayer with aoss like:
aoss mplayer file.wav
Regards, Willem

On Wed, 19 Mar 2008, Daniel Dalton wrote:

> Hi,
> When I play a track with mplayer I can not use speech with speech-dispatcher,
> however, if I use alsaplayer I can use my speech.
> Does anyone know why this is? I thought both players support alsa?
> If so how can I make mplayer work like alsaplayer and let my synth talk at the
> same time?
> Thanks for any help,
> -- 
> Daniel Dalton
> d.dalton at
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