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Re: aRts, KDE, Xmms, FC2



On Sat, Jun 05, 2004 at 04:21:52PM -0400, Jorge Fábregas wrote:
> Hello all,
> 
> I'm running FC2 on a Dell Latitude c840 laptop. I'm running also SuSE 9 there. 
> I'm trying to make xmms behave properly. I need to enable the aRts plugin on 
> xmms so I can listen to music while I still get kde sound notifications.  The 
> problem is that, by selecting the aRts plugin on xmms, there's a noticeable 
> delay when I change the volume there. If I lower the music, I'll do it, and 2 
> seconds later the volume lowers...If I stop the music, it takes 2 seconds 
> before it stops. This sucks. 
> 
> I can't change the aRts plugin to ALSA or other because other apps won't be 
> able to use the sound device. This is a cheap integrated card.
> 
> The funny thing is that in SuSE 9 (kde 3.1.4) using XMMS 1.2.8 and aRts plugin 
> 0.4 none of above happens. I lower the volume, and imediately you see the 
> results. I wonder if this is a kde 3.2 (artsd) issue or should I try the xmms 
> 1.2.8 and aRts plugin 0.4 combination that comes with SuSE?
> 
> Thanks for any help.
> 
> Jorge
> 
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Jorge,

in the configuration settings of the aRts plugin for XMMS try lowering the
buffer value as low as you can (200 was a low as I could go in my xmms).  You may have to restart xmms for this to take effect.

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