[K12OSN] Sound AGAIN! RealPlayer 10

dahopkins at comcast.net dahopkins at comcast.net
Thu Jan 6 16:30:15 UTC 2005

Sound has never worked well for me in any configuration.  That said, 

> why is everyone so set on esd? I have K12LTSP 4.1 (based on FC2) I'm 
> using nasd and sound works for everything....flash, mozilla, realplayer 
> 10, etc. All I had to do was enable it in lts.conf 

For me, nasd has serious lags with video (2-4 seconds is typical).  esd doesn't lag, but does get garbled and doesn't work at all with Realplayer 10.  Realplayer 8 does work with esd.  Sound is a continuing 'thorn in my side'.  I have MPlayer and this regularly crashes Mozilla.  There isn't much happiness at NCS wrt sound/video right now.

> >In K12LTSP 4.2.0 sound works ok at the thin clients if I choose ESD as 
> >sound system in lts.conf, set sound system in X to ESD and also in e g 
> >the 
> >options to XMMS. 
> > 
> >But: I have not managed to get RealPlayer 10 to make any sound. I get the 
> >error: "Error: Cannot open the audio device. Another application may be 
> >using it." 
> > 
> >Will it at all be possible to get RealPlayer 10 to work at the thin 
> >clients? 

As above, it appears that RealPlayer 10 will not work with esd.  Try RP 8 (or maybe 9).

Dave Hopkins
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